Out of New York Comic Con, there's a new trailer for Marvel Comics and anime studio Madhouse's latest anime collaboration, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore. The preview of the OVA, slated for spring 2013, showcases Shell Head, along with War Machine, Avengers Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Black Widow, with the Punisher along for the ride.
Directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Shigurui, TEXHNOLYZE), with story by Brandon Auman (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!, Iron Man: Armored Adventures), the film explores a confrontation between Iron Man and the villainous Ezekiel Stane, who develops new bio-technology that seemingly outclasses the Iron Man armor. After Stane unleashes a terrorist attack and sets Tony Stark up to take the fall, Iron Man must evade S.H.I.E.L.D.’s man hunt and find a way to clear his name.
“Iron Man is a natural fit for anime,” said Megan Thomas Bradner, producer of the film. “It’s a medium that’s comfortable with telling more mature stories. There’s a breadth and depth to both the storytelling and characters, and though [he] works great in our kid-targeted animation, there’s a whole universe of stories out there. It’s [also] nice not having to limit ourselves. That, and it’s always exciting to see the beautiful spin Madhouse gives things.”
Seems like they've figured out how to set expectations this time... meaning no more no more razzle dazzle of the first Takeshi Koike pilot...