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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.

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.