Iron Man, Hulk United For New Animated Movie

Hulk might not make it into “Iron Man 3,” but that doesn’t mean Bruce Banner won’t get to spend some alone time with Tony Stark in the near future.

Entertainment Weekly has the details on “Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United,” an animated movie hitting home video on April 23, 2013, just a couple of weeks before “Iron Man 3” soars into theaters.

Adrian Pasdar of “Heroes” fame will voice Stark, Fred Tatasciore will voice Banner, and both will follow the leads set forth by Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo in “Marvel’s The Avengers,” according to Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.

“The challenge was to pick up the banter between the two of them,” said Loeb. “Certainly, Adrian Pasdar’s performance is inspired by what Robert Downey Jr. does, and Mark laid down such an incredible path for us to be able to follow.”

Even if “Iron Man & Hulk” takes inspiration from “Avengers,” it’s not a direct sequel — but Loeb doesn’t mind if you look at it that way, saying that Marvel “welcomes people to interpret any way they like … in tone and character, we want to follow our best leader.”

The full interview has more details, including the scoop on the film’s villain, Zzzax.

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