WonderCon 2011: Adrian Pasdar and Milo Ventimiglia to Voice IRON MAN and WOLVERINE for new Anime Series
Adrian Pasdar and Milo Ventimiglia will team up again ,just not on Heroes as they will now voice two of Marvel's iconic heroes, Wolverine and Iron Man under the Marvel TV banner.
Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb announced that Pasdar and Ventimiglia will voice the title roles of the new Iron Man and Wolverine anime series, here's a little of what he had to say;
“Adrian and Milo are perfect as Iron Man and Wolverine [respectively]. It’s extremely exciting to see these talented guys take on two of the most iconic super hero roles of all time.”
The new Iron Man series will follow Tony Stark to Japan to take on the Zodiac consortium. Wolverine will also be in Japan and have Logan battling the criminal underworld. These two new anime series will join Blade and X-Men and will appear exclusively on the G4 network here in the US.
Warren Ellis has written all 12 30-minute episodes for the four series! G4 will air the Iron Man and Wolverine series in July with the Blade and X-Men series airing later this year.
From the Press Release:
G4 will be the exclusive U.S. television home of four brand-new anime series featuring some of the most successful and iconic brands from the Marvel Universe. Produced by Madhouse for Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), these four original series – “Iron Man,” “X-MEN,” “Wolverine” and “Blade” – will premiere on the network in 2011 and will air as standalone series made up of twelve 30-minute episodes under the guidance of Warren Ellis.
“Iron Man” In an effort to make amends for his weapons manufacturing past, Tony Stark has dedicated himself to building the world up rather than tearing it down. Traveling to Japan to build a new arc reactor that will deliver unlimited free energy to the Japanese people, Stark is challenged by the Japanese government and the media when he attempts to import the necessary nuclear priming device. And when the reactor-in-construction is repeatedly attacked by the mysterious Zodiac consortium, Stark must gather his allies to take on Zodiac and its mastermind.
“X-MEN” The X-MEN are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-MEN, a lunatic cult that steals and transplants mutant organs to further strengthen their own army, and the battle for justice is on.
“Wolverine” Based on the popular graphic novel by Frank Miller, the series begins in Japan, where Logan is challenged by Shingen Yashida, the notorious leader of a powerful mafia clan. When Shingen’s employee Yukio, a female assassin, falls out of Shingen’s favor, she must kill him or be killed. Teaming up with Logan, the pair seek out the villain to exact their revenge.
“Blade” Eric Brooks — known as Blade — seeks revenge on Deacon Frost, the vampire lord who killed his mother while she was still pregnant with Eric. With all the powers of a vampire and none of their weaknesses, Blade’s quest leads him throughout Southeast Asia in search of Frost, and, in Viet Nam, he discovers a vampire plot that threatens to take down the whole world.