Yesterday we posted news about the next DC Comics animated film, Son of Batman. Today, we get news about the next Marvel animated film, the mouthfull entitled Marvel’s Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher. Guess who it’s about?
In a story that forces a team-up between Black Widow and The Punisher to save the world, Marvel offered a sneak peak of the film to Entertainment Weekly. Like Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, this is a Marvel Anime effort produced in association with with Madhouse and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. The style is kind of anime-ish, but if you’re a fan of any of the other Marvel Anime productions (including the Marvel Anime series itself), you’ll probably enjoy the show. As for the voice cast, Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter is the Widow and video game voice actor Brian Bloom is The Punisher.
Here’s a plot synopsis for Black Widow & Punisher:
After interfering with a top secret mission, The Punisher is taken into custody by S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Avenger Black Widow. At the orders of Director Nick Fury, Punisher and Black Widow are sent on a mission to stop Leviathan, a global terrorist organization that plans to sell stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology to the highest bidder. Now, the vigilante and spy must work together to prevent this technology from falling into the wrong hands. The fate of the world, and of the Avengers, hangs in the balance.
You can watch the trailer at the EW website here. (Wish we could have embedded, but EW doesn’t like to share their toys. Sorry about that.)
Marvel’s Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher will be on Blu-ray, DVD, digital streaming, and VOD on March 25.