It has been announced that anime studio Madhouse will once again team up with powerhouse Marvel, in order to bring yet another superhero story to life. This time around, the film will shine the spotlight on two of the more badass normals to grace the comic franchise: The Punisher and Black Widow.
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.
Black Widow is set to be voiced by Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter’s Debra Morgan) whilst The Punisher will be portrayed by Brian Bloom (Arkham Origin’s Black Mask). Both of which you can hear when the DVD and Blu-Ray release on March 25th. Harrison Wilcox, producer of the most recent Marvel anime experience Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (as well as the Ultimate Spider-Man series), had previously revealed that more collaborations were underway. How many more are yet to come is still unknown. All we can do is hope. Check out the trailer below and see that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero…just years of combat training, access to top notch weaponry and insane levels of bravery.