With the success of the first four productions of anime series of Marvel Comics characters, Marvel has teamed up with Madhouse again for a new direct to video feature. Tying in with the upcoming Iron Man 3 feature, Marvel and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan will release Iron Man: Rise of Technovore on DVD in the spring of 2013.
Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui, TEXHNOLYZE) with story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), the film explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.
Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb to reveal more information surrounding Iron Man: Rise of Technovore at New York Comic Con during the Marvel TV Presents Panel onSaturday, October 13 at 4:15pm in Room 1E13.
“Marvel is excited to present an all-new Iron Man adventure featuring the high-techadrenaline he is known for, in the beautifully rendered anime style of our friends at Madhouse,” said Producer Megan Thomas Bradner. “We’ll get to see familiar Marvel Super Heroes such as War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye and The Punisher, rendered in anime style for the first time. It’s a can’t miss for any Marvel fan.”