Coming in just a few weeks before the theatrical debut of Iron Man 3 this year, Marvel will release Iron Man: Rise of Technovore on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. The anime feature is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki, who worked on Shigurui and Texhnolyze with a story by Brandan Auman, who worked on Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Iron Man: Armored Adventures. The release has a few features, though the Blu-ray gets an addition art gallery, with two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Tale of Technovore,” exploring the animation and story; and “S.H.I.E.L.D.: Protecting the Marvel Universe,” which details the organization’s history throughout comics and the film.
The cast has Matthew Mercer as Iron Man while Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead takes on the role of The Punisher.
Plot Concept: Billionaire Tony Stark, in his Iron Man armor, prevents an attack from a mysterious new foe, but innocent bystanders are killed, including his best friend War Machine, Lt. Colonel James Rhodes. Detained for questioning by S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man escapes, determined to find the mastermind behind the attack. Pursued by Black Widow and Hawkeye, Iron Man enlists the help of the ruthless vigilante The Punisher. But can the Armored Avenger handle what he finds when he catches the person responsible and is forced to face his deadliest weapon, a biotechnology called Technovore that could wipe out all life on the planet?