Release Date, Cover Art for Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore
February 02, 2013
Iron Man will star in his own direct-to-video feature film this spring, titled Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore
. The film will debut on DVD and Blu-ray on April 16 (via IGN
). The film is described as follows: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?
The cast for the film will include Matthew Mercer as Iron Man and The Walking Dead
's Norman Reedus as The Punisher. The Blu-ray will include an exclusive art gallery of the film's concept art. Both the DVD and Blu-ray will feature 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. Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore
is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki ("Shigurui," "Texhnolyze") with a story by Brandon Auman ("The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!," "Iron Man: Armored Adventures").
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