Iron Man: Rise of Technovore is a direct-to-video anime feature film which is produced by Madhouse in collaboration with Marvel Studios.
"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?"
- Matthew Mercer as Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Norman Reedus as Frank Castle/The Punisher
- Eric Bauza as Ezekiel Stane/The Technovore
- Kate Higgins as Pepper Potts
- James C. Mathis III as James Rhodes
- Kari Wahlgren as Maria Hill
- Clare Grant as Natasha Romanoff
- Troy Baker as Clint Barton/J.A.R.V.I.S.
- Tara Platt as Sasha Hammer
- JB Blanc as Obadiah Stane
- John Eric Bentley as Nick Fury
The DVD and Blu-ray will be released on April 16th, 2013. The Blu-ray will contain an interactive art gallery featuring the conceptual art produced by Madhouse and both the Blu-ray and DVD will have two behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Behind the Scenes:
- Tale of Technovore will explore the animation, story, and adaptation of the characters.
- S.H.I.E.L.D.: Protecting the Marvel Universe will look at the history of the organization in comics and other media.