Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher

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Avengers Confidential:
Black Widow & Punisher
Avg confid bwandpunish.jpg
Directed by Kenichi Shimizu[1]
Screenplay by Mitsutaka Hirota[1]
Story by Marjorie Liu[1]
Starring Jennifer Carpenter
Brian Bloom
John Eric Bentley
Grant George
J.B. Blanc
Production
  company
Madhouse
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment[2]
Release date(s)
  • March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
Running time 85 minutes[3]
Country Japan
United States
Language English
Japanese

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (アベンジャーズ コンフィデンシャル: ブラック・ウィドウ & パニッシャー Abenjāzu Konfidensharu: Burakku U~idō & Panisshā?) is a 2014 direct-to-video anime film by Madhouse. The film is produced by SH DTV AC BW&P Partners, another partnering of Marvel Entertainment with Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and Madhouse, following up on the Marvel Anime series. The film was released in North America on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on March 25, 2014.[2][3]

The discs has two featurettes: "Espionage and Punishment" and "The Vigilante Vs. The Spy", while the Blu-ray will have an additional bonus, the Conceptual Art Gallery. "Espionage" shows the adaptation of the characters to anime and a "making of" the film including early concept art and storyboards. While, "The Vigilante Vs. The Spy" profiles the two starring characters, Frank Castle (The Punisher) and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow).[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Punisher is taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody after interfering in a top, very top, secret mission. In exchange for release, Punisher and the Black Widow are teamed up to take down the terrorist arms dealing organization who plans to auction stolen S.H.I.E.L.D. technology.[1][2]

Cast[edit]

Role English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Black Widow Jennifer Carpenter Miyuki Sawashiro
Punisher Brian Bloom Tesshō Genda
Elihas Starr Grant George Hiroki Tōchi
Orion J.B. Blanc Masashi Sugawara
Cain Kyle Hebert Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
Iron Man Matthew Mercer Keiji Fujiwara
Amadeus Cho Eric Bauza Daisuke Namikawa
Maria Hill Kari Wahlgren Junko Minagawa
Hawkeye Troy Baker Shūhei Sakaguchi
Hulk Fred Tatasciore Yuichi Karasuma
Ren Fred Tatasciore Hisashi Izumi
Nick Fury John Eric Bentley Hideaki Tezuka

In addition, Thor, War Machine, Captain Marvel, Grim Reaper, Graviton, Griffin, Taskmaster, Count Nefaria, and Baron Zemo also appear in uncredited roles.

Crew[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d McMillan, Graeme (January 21, 2014). "'Avengers Confidential' Offers Black Widow Some Time in the Spotlight". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Busis, Hillary (January 21, 2014). "'Marvel's Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher': See the trailer here! EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Gallagher, Brian (January 22, 2014). "Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher Trailer!". MovieWeb. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (January 22, 2014). "Black Widow and The Punisher Team For Animated Feature Film". IGN. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 

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