First Look at ‘Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United’ Animated Movie

Published 1 year ago by , Updated October 16th, 2012 at 8:27 pm,

Iron Man and Hulk Heroes United First Look at Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Animated Movie

The Hulk and Iron Man are two of the heaviest hitters in the Marvel universe, both physically and mentally, which is probably why Joss Whedon had Bruce Banner and Tony Stark ride off together at the end of The Avengers.

But who would have guessed the pair would join forces again so soon? Okay, they haven’t really, at least not in any official sequel. However, they are partnering up for the new direct-to-DVD film from Marvel Animation Studios, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United.

Recently, Entertainment Weekly got a first look at the film and an interview with Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President of Marvel’s TV division. According to Loeb, the plot of the movie involves The Hulk and Iron Man fighting Marvel villain Zzzax, a “kind of giant, lumbering brainwave vampire, consuming the electrical impulses in the heads of every living thing it encounters.”

“We see his [Zzzax's] origin in the movie. It’s what would happen if the entire Eastern seaboard [electrical grid] went out. The two heroes meet up, thinking of each other as to blame.”

Iron Hulk vs Zzzax First Look at Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Animated Movie

In the film,  Adrian Pasdar (NBC’s Heroes) voices Tony Stark/Iron Man and Fred ­Tatasciore reprises his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, having previously voiced the character in Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Zzzax will be voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who has an extensive background in voice acting and is currently best known for voicing Klaus in American Dad.

While Marvel is deep into developing “Phase 2″ and “Phase 3″ of its live-action movie universe, the company has also made a strong commitment to its animation slate. Currently, another animated film, Big Hero 6, is being developed jointly by Marvel and Walt Disney Studios Animation. And then there’s Marvel’s animated TV shows, including the new show Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, which will replace Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Check out a couple pictures from the film below:

Iron Man Heroes United First Look at Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Animated Movie

Hulk Heroes United First Look at Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Animated Movie

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Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United comes out on DVD on April 23, 2013.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. Jeph Leob might as well be a sleeper agent for DC, thats how terrible all his work for marvel has been writing or animation wise. it amazes me they havent fired the guy. aside from his early career contributions like batman the long halloween he has written garbage. Greg Weisman (spectacular spiderman, young justice) should have his job.

    • I honestly think the writing for DC animation has been pretty good lately – especially the Batman movies.

      • That’s because they’re retelling the Frank Miller Batman comics.

  2. While DC is adapting some of their great comic book storylines into animated films this is what Marvel is doing with their animation studios or should I say Jeph Loeb. Someone needs to fire him really and I’m amazed he hasn’t been. Out of every marvel storyline this is the best story you can come up with? The animation looks cheap and unfinished for a film anyways. Loeb is running this to the ground. This is one thing DC is beating Marvel at is their animation studios.

    • I agree. It looks like concept art.

    • I totally agree. There are soo many great Marvel stories out there and they pick this. Also, the Hulk looks like the first live-action movie version, and that’s not good. Why can’t these guys figure out that the animation style of shows like Young Justice is better than this? Marvel may be leading in live-action movies but DC kicks their butts in animation.

      • I totally agree with you Kahless.

      • Agreed, each time I watch Young Justice I always wonder why Marvel can’t get their animation to that level.

  3. But who would have guessed the pair would join forces again so soon? Okay, they haven’t really, at least not in any official sequel. However, they are partnering up for the new direct-to-DVD film from Marvel Animation Studios, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United.

  4. This looks and sounds bad: Weak story and what seems to be the making of bad animation.
    I totally agree that DC is doing it right with their animated en devours… Marvel should take a few notes IMO.

    Hopefully this won’t tie into the movie continuity.

  5. well the whole hulk vs series were cool animation,and -the ult.aveng. 1 and 2- and -the invincible iron man- and -thor:tales of asgard-. and that is just conception so how it looks and i´ve read yesterday that it´s not the end result. as for me i´ve found the different drawing of -hulk- always cool. every drawing artist would draw the hulk big and green,but with their personal touch. some hulks have the j.kirby face,some are youthfuller and my favourite so far and i just saw the cover is -the indestructible hulk-

    • Tales of Asgard was the only watchable thing out of all the ones you mentioned.

      B

      • i like both, the d.c animated d.v.d movies aren´t all perfect. and i liked the marvel-direct to d.v.v animated movies from the last 2-3 years. tastes are different. i´ve watched hulk vs wolverine maybe 5 times and hae always enjoyed it,the drawing and the storytelling. have you watched -the invincible iron man-,if you don´t like that movie,then are our tastes totally different in animated stuff.

  6. I’ll always reserve judgement until I actually see it, but given Marvels animation track record, I don’t exactly have high hopes.

    At least Young Justice is back. ;)

    B

    • +1

  7. Marvel had Two awesome animated Shows: Avengers Earth Mighiest Heroes and Wolverine and the X-Men. Spectacular Spiderman was solid. I still have no idea why they canceled any of them, terrible decisions. The new Spiderman cartoon is god awful.

    • I”m still hoping Marvel will re-new or continue X-Men The Animated Series. The one from the 90′s.

  8. two words ….YouTube !

  9. I honestly think I used to own that comic as a kid, that cover looks so familiar. Not the best story.

  10. Someone start a petition to gets Loeb fired

  11. Isn’t Jeph Loeb the one man everybody agrees on that has litterally killed the highly praised Avengers: Earth’s mightiest Heroes animated TV show? The one that has taken a great show, shoved it down the drain, made the second part of the second season rushed and highly unsatisfying for the fans, and decided to pull the plug on the show, that did so well, in order to reboot into yet another Avengers Animated series, with a slightily different line-up, with mixed regards to canon?

    That Jeph Loeb?

    Thanks. I’ll pass.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a DC plant. :-P

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