The newest release from Marvel Anime features a unique pair of Marvel heroes in Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.
The new film is the latest in the Marvel Anime series, following the Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade animated series, as well as the direct-to-video Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore, which also featured Punisher, voiced by Norman Reedus. In Avengers Confidential, Punisher is joined by Black Widow for a dangerous mission alongside the Avengers, whose lineup includes Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and the first animated appearance of Carol Danvers in her Captain Marvel uniform.
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.
AVENGERS CONFIDENTIAL: BLACK WIDOW & PUNISHER was directed by Kenichi Shimizu, with a story by Marjorie Liu and screenplay by Mitsutaka Hirota.
Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter will voice Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, with Brian Bloom (who previously voiced Captain America on Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) handling Frank Castle/Punisher.
The Blu-ray will be released with a conceptual art gallery of the film, as well as two featurettes that delve into the origins of the characters and their development for the anime.
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher will be released on March 25th, 2014.
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