Marvel Animation Studios has exclusively revealed plans to EW for its debut feature, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, which will team Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in a fight against the villain Zzzax, a creature formed out of pure energy who can absorb human minds.
As these first images show, the movie (which will debut on home video April 23) is a hybrid of computer-generated animation and hand-drawn art. …
“We see his [Zzzax’s] origin in the movie. It’s what would happen if the entire Eastern seaboard [electrical grid]went out,” says Jeph Loeb, executive VP of Marvel’s TV division, which is overseeing the movie. “The two heroes meet up, thinking of each other as to blame.”
What happens next? “Calamity ensues,” Loeb says.