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'Iron Man: Rise of Technovore' Animated Movie Announced

Iron Man's going to need help from some friends to battle this threat.

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There's a new animated Iron Man movie coming your way. The movie was originally announced back in October. Now new details and images have been released.

On April 16, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is coming to Blu-ray and DVD with UltraViolet from Marvel Entertainment and Sone Pictures Home Entertainment. Produced by Madhouse, the movie features Marvel characters such as Hawkeye, Black Widow, Punisher, War Machine and Nick Fury.

There's a deadly terrorist attack and Iron Man is blamed. He then has to go on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. while trying to stop Ezekiel Stane. It turns out the insane Stane has developed a new type of "bio tech" that seems able to outclass even the Iron Man armor.

The cast includes Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil Damnation) as Iron Man and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day and TV's The Walking Dead) as Punisher.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray release is an interactive art gallery featuring the conceptual art produced by Madhouse. The Blu-ray and DVD will both contain two behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Tale of Technovore," which explore the animation, story and adaptation of Marvel characters for the anime film and "S.H.I.E.L.D.: Protecting the Marvel Universe," which gives viewers an all-access look and brief history into the organization as portrayed in the comics and film.

Here's the official synopsis:

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?

Some images have also been released.

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Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is on sale April 16.

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Posted By BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Hah looks good punishers in it

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Posted By OriginalVenom

Words cannot express the amount of excitement that I feel for this baby haha! I love this type of animation!

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Posted By Pyrogram

This sounds ok...

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Posted By ravisher

lol at punisher

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Posted By JamDamage

@mk111: DC just does better animated products then Marvel. I would think it would be easy to say that everyone did like Hulk vs Wolverine but other then that their animated films have just sucked donkey dick. I was suprised at how well Avengers EMH was tho. Just seeing those commercials kept me away from the show till I DVR'd a few of them when I saw they started over and was pretty damn entertained. The show was over all very well done and the level of violence was not expected. No one will argue that Batman TAS is still the best just because of how good it was, but it led to Superman, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited which I still say is my favorite just because of the use of B listers. Young Justice tho. It started off slow. The voice over work was annoying and it still has bits of voice over work that drives me nuts but the show is so well done. Once again using B listers, but intergrating the Justice League into it as much as it does is amazing. Plus having the 2nd season jump 7 years to a whole new cast took major balls and it's working great. What ever. The fact that it's anime tells me its going to be aimed towards a more grown up audience. Marvel can waist projects on small profits now that Disney owns them and that's a good thing. With DC, even as big WB is, they still can not take the risk of selling films that are not focused on just Batman and Superman and that's crap. I do think WB is onto something with Dark Knight Returns being a 2 parter and they could use that in the future for something like Blackest Night, or even Justice League Generation Lost. I mention Generation Lost because major characters are in it, but its mainly B listers and that could be fun. Plus Generation Lost was such a good story, I'm surprised no one ever talks about it.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Rather Toonami looking isn't it? Still, I'm intrigued...

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Posted By viin

looks good i just wish Marvel would keep hawkeye from turning into a douche.

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Posted By BoyWander

Woohoo more marvel Anime. Waiting on a Spider-man Anime.

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Posted By cwillhite

looking forward to it

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Posted By RavenT2

Looks cool to me! Can't wait!

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Posted By GodDamnIronMan

Japanese made the best art works....

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Posted By micAL

@mk111: agreed. As of right now, i have yet to enjoy any marvel animated movie as much as i did with Batman: Gotham Knight. don't get me wrong, marvel has good movies, but DC smashes them in comparison (in my opinion)

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Posted By mk111


I want an Avengers anime film. With Korvac.

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Posted By micAL

@Smurfboy: an anime spiderman movie would be DOPE!!

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Posted By Om1kron

it's madhouse studios, will cop. 

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Posted By guardiandevil801

sweet can't wait

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Posted By Darkmount1

Okay, we now know who voices Iron Man and the Punisher--I want to know who voices Fury, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and War Machine!

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Posted By evilvegeta74

Looks nice, can't wait.

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

that is possibly on of the worst versions of The Punisher I have ever seen

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Posted By Cavemold

that looks great

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Posted By mk111

@jwalser3 said:

Good job Marvel. But can you beat DC's animated movies.

Unfortunately, as much as I love Marvel, I think DC will always have the bestter DTV films.

With that said, I want to be surprised and see a superior Marvel film.

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Posted By Spideycap

@LeaderVladimir said:

It's a good thing Marvel wants to follow DC's example in animated movies.

Yes indeed. Hawkeye and Punisher? Im there.

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Posted By LeaderVladimir

It's a good thing Marvel wants to follow DC's example in animated movies.

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Posted By mk111

As an Iron Man and anime fan, I WANT THIS.

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Posted By jwalser3

Good job Marvel. But can you beat DC's animated movies.

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Posted By ThePRez

I dont like that animaton look

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Posted By daltonmunnal

@Z@Zeeguy91 said:

About time Marvel actually did something animation wise.

Marvel does animation stuff all the time, dude.

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Posted By wmwadeii

Marvel is really enjoying their Anime partner. Still have to watch the other series they released.

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Posted By Zeeguy91

About time Marvel actually did something animation wise.

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Posted By ccraft

Only thing that looks cool in this movie is the Iron Man suit. I'm not getting this...

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Posted By dondave

The animation looks great

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Posted By entropy_aegis

The animation is stunning.

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Posted By Mezmero

For the record I've seen every Iron Man cartoon and animated movie and I don't think I liked any of them unless you count Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The roster in this movie has me intrigued enough to give this movie a shot. Madhouse joints have some pretty sharp anime style art but they don't always have quality writing or direction. Call me cautiously optimistic.

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Posted By cattlebattle
@Markus_Langbourn said:
Beautiful animation, shame the story a) is about Iron Douche and b) sounds incredibly lame.
I agree with this. When will Marvel realize that without Robert Downey Jr. no one really gives a crap about Iron Man.
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Posted By Gambit1024

Punisher doesn't look right

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Posted By Markus_Langbourn

Beautiful animation, shame the story a) is about Iron Douche and b) sounds incredibly lame.

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Posted By MagmaGazer

Nice, glad to see Madhouse rocking it with more Marvel Anime features. I wonder is it too much to hope for an X-Men Anime film too? Haha.

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Posted By Smurfboy

Nice. Very nice, indeed. Although I wish Marvel would make animated original movie for Spider-Man, X-Men and so forth.

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Edited By Namor1987

The character designs remind me heavily of GI Joe: Sigma 6! Look at Duke then Hawkeye. Lol they look almost the same. But I'll probably pick this up along with Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United!

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Posted By Logan Reilly

Yeah, more Marvel Anime!!!