Iron Man: Rise of Technovore release date set


It’s a great time to be an Iron Man fan. It was only a few years ago that only my fellow comic book geeks knew who Iron Man was, and now he’s everywhere. This year we not only get Iron Man 3, but a new animated feature length film as well. Iron Man: Rise of Technovore comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and Ultraviolet on April 16th, just two weeks before the release of the Iron Man 3. The story revolves around Iron Man on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. as he is blamed for a deadly terrorist attack. On the run, he must stop the insane villain Ezekiel Stane who has developed a new type of “bio tech” that seems to outclass even the Iron Man armor. Those of you who read Matt Fraction’s awesome World’s Most Wanted storyline can see that the story is very similar to Technovore’s storyline. Which is a good thing because of just how awesome that storyline was.

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

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is voiced by Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil: Damnation) as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Daryl Dixon himself Norman Reedus as The Punisher. The film is directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Paranoid Agent, Highlander) with the story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Iron Man: Armored Adventures). Check out the synopsis, bonus features listing, and the gallery below!

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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?

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

– Conceptual Art Gallery

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:

Two Featurettes

–“Tale of Technovore”

–“S.H.I.E.L.D.: Protecting the Marvel Universe”

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