Heroes United

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Heroes United is a series of direct to video films from Marvel Animation and the first from its own studio outside any joint ventures.

While Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United were getting poor reviews after its release in December 2013, a preview of Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United was put forth.[citation needed]

Year
Film Number Gross
(US$ sales)
Units
(US sales)
Refs.
2013 Iron Man and Hulk 1 $325,986 [1]
2014 Iron Man and Captain America 2

Iron Man and Hulk[edit]

Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United
Directed by
  • Eric Radomski
  • Leo Riley
[2]
Screenplay by
[2]
Based on Iron Man and Hulk
by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Starring
Production
company
[2]
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment
Release date
December 3, 2013[1]
Running time
71 minutes[3]
Country USA

Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United is a direct to video animated film by Marvel Animation. The film is the first long form of animation for Marvel since its Marvel Universe TV block and was targeted to children.[4] The film stars Adrian Pasdar as Iron Man, Fred Tatasciore as Hulk/Banner,[4] and Dee Bradley Baker as Zzzax.[5]

The studio used a new process that they invented referred to as a "2-D wrap". This process starts with traditional animation then scanning into the computer to wrap it around the "characters to give texture and weight to backgrounds and strongly emphasize facial expressions."[4]

History[edit]

In October 2012, Marvel Animation Studios announced its first DTV production, a direct to video film, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, which was scheduled to be released on April 23, 2013.[5] The release was pushed back to December 2013.[4] The film's reviews were not favorable.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

Two Hydra scientists enlist the Abomination to help them capture the Hulk and siphon his gamma energy into their own version of Tony Stark’s arc reactor. By the time Iron Man arrives to investigate, he and Hulk find themselves facing the newly created energy creature Zzzax.[6] They also fight a Wendigo and a fleet of Mandroids.[4]

Disc extras[edit]

  • Marvel Team-Ups Discussion
  • Marvel Mashups[3]

Iron Man and Captain America[edit]

Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United
Directed by Leo Riley[7]
Produced by Ken Duer[7]
Written by Henry Gilroy
Brandon Auman[7]
Based on Iron Man
by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Captain America
by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Starring
Production
company
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Home Entertainment
Release date
July 29, 2014[8]
Running time
71 minutes[8]
Country USA

Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United is a direct to video animated film by Marvel Animation. The film was released on Digital HD, On-Demand, and Disney Movies Anywhere on July 29, 2014.[8] It stars Adrian Pasdar as Iron Man, and Roger Craig Smith as Captain America.[8] It is unknown if there will be a Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.

Production history[edit]

The film was in production as of December 2013 as they released a clip of film with an announcement that the film would be released in 2014.[9]

Plot[edit]

Iron Man and Captain America team up against Red Skull who orchestrated a scheme to create Hydra super soldiers while Taskmaster steals one of Iron Man's suits for his own personal agenda.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved October 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Zahed, Ramin (December 19, 2013). "Brain Zoo Works on Marvel’s ‘Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United’". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Wheatley, Cliff (December 17, 2013). "Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United Blu-ray Review". ign.com. IGN Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Truitt, Brian (December 1, 2013). "Iron Man, Hulk team for animated 'Heroes United' movie". USA Today. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Breznican, Anthony (October 4, 2012). "'Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United': First Look at Marvel Animation's debut movie". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Couch, Aaron (October 13, 2012). "Iron Man and Hulk Team Up in 'Heroes United' Trailer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United". iTunes. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Labrecque, Jeff (July 25, 2014). "Iron Man and Captain America make a wager in new 'Heroes United' movie". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ [citation needed] placeholder

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