Marvel Animation Studios has debuted three images from their upcoming film Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United (via Entertainment Weekly). The film will be about the pair of heroes fighting the living energy villain Zzzax. It will debut on home video on April 23, 2013 and is a hybrid of computer-generated and hand-drawn animation.
Though the film isn’t a sequel to this summer’s The Avengers, Jeph Loeb, executive VP of Marvel’s TV division, says you can think of it that way. “We welcome people to interpret any way they like,” says Loeb. “In tone and character, we want to follow our best leader.”
Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) voices Iron Man and Fred Tatasciore will provide the voice for Banner and the Hulk. Dee Bradley Baker (Klaus the fish from American Dad!) will do the voice of Zzzax.
Marvel wants to do more films like this should “Heroes United” prove to be a success. “It’s our hope that we will start doing more feature-length direct to Blu-ray and DVD stories,” Loeb added. “They’ll more than likely be in team-up situations. We find it works really well when we have big exciting adventures with two or more of our heroes.”