Who knew you could learn a lesson to use in daily life, like saving electricity, from Superheroes. Well, in Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, that’s just what kids will learn on top of watching their favorite heroes join forces.
In this action-packed adventure, the invincible Iron Man and the incredible Hulk come together to save the Earth from its greatest threat yet! When two HYDRA scientists try to supercharge a Stark Arc Reactor with Hulk’s Gamma Energy, they unleash a being of pure electricity called the Zzzax – and he’s hungry for destruction. Together, Iron Man and Hulk are the only force that stands in the way of the Zzzax’s planetary blackout. But first the Super Hero duo will have to get through snarling Wendigos, deadly robots and the scaly powerhouse, Abomination. Can two of Marvel’s mightiest Heroes find a way to work together without smashing each other before time runs out?
I got to see a sneak clip of this when I was in LA for the Thor: The Dark World and Delivery Man premieres, as well as the PLANES press junket. The fifteen minutes we watched had me realizing my younger boy is going to be thrilled with this team of his favorite heroes.
As a parent, I love that there is an underlying message about saving electricity. I am not kidding when is say I will use this to remind my kids. I love having “tools” that are different from the normal “Because I said so, because it saves money” talk they always here. When it’s more on their level or using things they love, they tend to invest more in following the rule.
While we really only saw the first 15 minutes, it really laid the ground about where the hulk is and what Tony Stark is doing. The animation in this movie is different from the normal 2D animation, it’s CG animated, with this type of animation it has a bigger feel, a different kind of “weight” to the characters. You get the movements and gorilla aspects of The Hulk. The Iron Man outfits play a big role in this movie, so with this type of animation they really light up and spark on screen. We get to know who Bruce is, who Tony is and how the characters interact. I am really excited to check out the full film with my family when it arrives.
How the duo came to be is they asked kids, who happen to be HUGE superhero fans, or at least mine are. Honestly, this might have been the last two I would have thought to pair together, I would have thought Thor and Iron Man, or something along those lines. However, when they asked the kids who they would like to see work together, the response was “Hulk & Iron Man”.
If the decision to pair these two enormously popular characters made sense on paper, the result is a smashing duo with combustible on-screen chemistry. The secret to this chemistry is, of course, the spark-inducing interactions between two heroes with nothing in common other than a shared capacity for heroism.
Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb, defines the fundamental difference between the two Heroes as follows: “Tony Stark is a man who thinks first and then acts second. He surrounds himself with technology and builds himself a suit of armor and any kind of tool and weapon that he needs. On the other side is his sort of polar opposite, and that’s the Hulk, who acts first and contemplates his actions later. He believes that the best way to handle things is through SMASHING. We’re talking about a character whose tremendous power comes from who he is without any kind of enhancements through technology.”
That’s not to say that these two distinct characters don’t influence each other’s heroic styles during the 72-minute run time of “Marvel’s Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United.” Loeb assures fans that, during the course of their first feature-length pairing, the two “learn a little from each other and borrow tricks from one another.” Together, Hulk’s brute strength and Iron Man’s high-tech intellect combine to form an ultimate avenging force that’s ready to take on whatever villains – or should we say villain-z – that come their way!
The Voice Cast includes Adrian Pasdar (TV’s “Heroes,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Fred Tatasciore (TV’s “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”)
Marvel puts a humorous twist on their old-school original animated series. What better way to take a break from fighting villains than hitting pause and enjoying a little comedy with Marvel Mash-Ups.
Marvel Team-Up with Ryan Penagos and Joe Q.
Super Heroes are larger than life on their own. But when they join forces with another, they become a force to be reckoned with. Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, joins Ryan Penagos (Agent M) in an intimate and lively one-on-one conversation about these Marvel Team-Ups.
So, are you ready to watch these two superheroes unite to fight evil? I know we are! Who is your favorite Marvel Superhero