The follow-up to the Mad House Iron Man anime series is a direct to DVD film, Rise of Technovore. The movie will not only feature the return of Tony Stark, but fans will see James Rhodes as War Machine, the Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hawkeye and the Punisher all playing a part in the drama.
The script looks to be heavily influenced by the Matt Fraction monthly series but takes those ideas in a new direction.
Via Wired: Sony just announced plans to release Iron Man: Rise of Technovore on Blu-ray and DVD. Produced by Madhouse, the all-new anime film will be released on April 16, 2013. According to the studio, Iron Man will not be flying solo in this one. War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and The Punisher will all make appearances in the feature-length film.
The plot involves a terrorist attack, which sends Iron Man running from S.H.I.E.L.D. and in search of a super-villain. That would be Ezekiel Stane, who has invented the deadly new tech known as Technovore.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD will come packing two behind-the-scenes featurettes and the UltraViolet Digital Copy. “Tale of Technovore” will cover the animation and story, with “S.H.I.E.L.D.: Protecting the Marvel Universe” offering a history of the organization in the comics and on film. The Blu-ray will also have an exclusive interactive art gallery.
Iron-Man: Rise of Technovore has a street date of April 16th