‘Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United’ Trailer: Stark & Banner Smash the Villainous Zzzax

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 17th, 2012 at 12:24 pm,

As soon as Tony Stark and Bruce Banner bonded over science in The Avengers, the connection between the two geniuses – that each has been bestowed a “terrible privilege,” as Stark called it – made it clear to fans that this particular pairing has vast potential in future installments of the Marvel movie universe.

Unfortunately, it looks like fans will have a while to wait to see Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo trade more one-liners onscreen. Marvel has already confirmed, much to some fans’ dismay, that Hulk will not appear in next year’s Iron Man 3, and with a packed slate that now officially includes Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, the studio will not release a sequel to The Incredible Hulk until 2016 at the earliest.

However, while The Avengers 2 is likely the next chance for a live-action Stark/Banner reunion, fans can see the two characters team up even sooner in the Marvel Animation Studios release Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. Now we have our first glimpse of the trailer for the film, which promises plenty of action.

Iron Man and Hulk Heroes United Trailer Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Trailer: Stark & Banner Smash the Villainous Zzzax

Heroes United – which centers on its titular heroes teaming up against the evil Zzzax – features character designs and personalities clearly modeled after those from the live-action films. This is a wise move for Marvel, given that Phase One was most young fans’ first exposure to these characters. There’s no telling whether or not the film will feature any reference to the events of The Avengers, but it’s far more likely that this particular release is aimed to whet fans’ appetites for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, the new animated series which will replace The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes next year.

For a certain audience, Heroes United will serve as a welcome distraction until the 2015 release of the Avengers sequel, but for others, it may serve as a poor CG-animated replacement for the potential greatness that writer/director Joss Whedon’s film will surely deliver to theaters.

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 23rd, 2013.

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  1. Voice of Stark sounds wrong.

  2. Looks and sounds terrible

    • I concur.

  3. Looks like a cheap ps1 game. Idk about this. Animation is wrong te “story” seems lazy and the voices seem inaccurate. Just a weird trailer.

  4. I thought Disney knew a thing or two about animation…?

  5. yeah that animation is terrible, I really dislike the CG, wish it was 2d

  6. everything so far is fine besides the horrific voice acting, neither character sounds anything like what they should and come across as junkies that haven’t smoked crack for a couple of minutes 😛

    like a friend of mine said:
    ” marvel makes good live action hero movies but has sucky animated ones, where as DC is the opposite” 😛

  7. If Bruce Timm doesn’t get the “Joss Whedon” gig at Warner Bros., he should give serious thought to jumping ship and bring instant credibility to Marvel Animation Studios.

    • Hells yeah.
      As long as Timm doesn’t turn out to be a DC spy secretly trying to ruin Marvel *cough*JephLoeb*cough

  8. Marvel owns the movie world for now – because if DC nails the Justice League the tieds will shift – but in the animation department they suck, which is puzzling because their comic book art work is what draws people in to their comics in the first place. Isn’t there anyone in that studio telling the powers that be this?

    • I doubt even a good JL movie would make a dent in Marvel’s cinematic monopoly.

    • The Ultimate Avengers movies were pretty good, as well as the Planet Hulk adaption. And the Avengers cartoon was great too (f*** you Jeph Loeb). And don’t forget the Spectacular Spider-Man.

  9. What’s with the Iron Man Armored Adventures artwork? I really don’t know what’s going on with Marvel’s animated department because this doesn’t look appealing at all.

  10. I concider the Avengers Assemble show a poor CG-animated replacement for the greatness that is The Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes.

  11. That was horrible! I want my 2 minutes back. Please don’t tell me that’s the best Disney/Marvel could come up with. I understand a cash grab but wow that looks like cacca.

  12. Best time Hulk and Iron Man teamed up in an animation was in the Hulk cartoon in the 90s.

  13. Tony’s Voice is bad and i Hate the CG it loks like a bad Episode of Iron Man Armored Adventures they need to stice with traditional Animation style

  14. That was awful!! The voices, especially tony stark, are awful. This whole thing looks bad, just bad. DC does have their act together in the movie world, in animation they ate lightyears ahead of marvel. Wow!

  15. is this really the end-result ? that doesn´t look good.

  16. As Bruce Banner would say “So… this all seems horrible” – those words couldn’t be more appropriate for how I feel about this trailer.
    This is all kinds of bad.

  17. my favourite animated hulk is from the animated movie – hulk vs wolverine-. the voice of hulk was cool.

    • Hulk Vs was great… IMO that was the last good animated movie Marvel made.

  18. Why do they use these washed out colors? The Ironman cartoon is also like that with color. I can’t seem to get past it. It just doesn’t look right.
    Change it please…

  19. Another vote for “bleh…”

  20. Looks terrible and secondly the idea of Iron Man’s armors being taken over by a villian is done way too much, its not even special even more.

  21. Poor trailer and Stark’s voice is bad. Animation is bad. Facepalm.

  22. Not overly impressed, perhaps you should look at the Japanese Anime, or the Iron Man Armored Adventures for some ideas, both are way more impressive..