Lionsgate Home Entertainment has released a trailer and press release for their fifth animated feature for Marvel Enterprises: Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow. View the trailer here or check out the good quality one here. Next Avengers comes out September 2, 2008.
Not only does it give a better idea of the plot, the press release also says that the disc will include a look at the next Marvel Animated Movie, Hulk vs. Wolverine and Hulk vs. Thor!
I have to admit that the concept and the first trailer was not very impressive, but now I am quite a bit more interested. The DVD and Blu-Ray is available for pre-order on Amazon. Reserve your's today!
NEXT AVENGERS: HEROES OF TOMORROW
The Legacy Continues When the Children of the World’s Most Unstoppable Heroes Debut in The First PG-Rated Movie in the Marvel Animated Features Franchise
This September, Marvel Enterprises (NYSE: MVL) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) unveil the DVD and Blu-ray Disc debut of a new generation of super heroes in the Marvel Universe – Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow. Make way for the rebirth of Earth’s mightiest crime fighting organization as the children of the original team join forces in this new epic animated feature with greater kid appeal than ever before. Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow marks the very first PG-rated movie in the history of Marvel’s animated features franchise and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 2, 2008 for the suggested retail prices of $19.98 and $29.99, respectively.
The new film introduces a younger generation of heroes: orphans bound only by their parents’ former alliance known as The Avengers. Fostered by the misbehaved billionaire bachelor Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), four amazing teenagers with lineage to some of the most revered heroes of all time including Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Black Panther, Wasp and Giant Man suddenly find themselves the earth’s only hope in stopping a deadly foe. With the help of Marvel juggernaut The Incredible Hulk, the team will hone their powers and go head to head with the very enemy responsible for their parents’ demise.
With an animation style and a storyline that stays true to its hugely popular comic roots – a constant theme across all Marvel Animated Features – the Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow DVD and Blu-ray Disc special features include a unique behind the scenes look at the popular comic franchise with the featurette entitled "Legacy: The Making of Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow." In addition, both the DVD and the Blu-ray Disc will include the "Kid Power: Next Gen Marvel" featurette. But perhaps the most talked about bonus features included are the eagerly anticipated first looks at the upcoming titles Hulk Vs. Wolverine and Hulk Vs. Thor.
NEXT AVENGERS: HEROES OF TOMORROW SYNOPSIS:
Whenever the forces of evil threatened mankind, Earth’s mightiest heroes the Avengers were there to stop them — until they made the ultimate sacrifice in their final fight with the indestructible robot, Ultron. But all was not lost for Tony Stark (Iron Man) kept the children of the Avengers safe and raised them to become the teenage heroes of tomorrow. Now James (Son of Captain America and Black Widow), Torunn (Daughter of Thor), Azari (Son of the Black Panther), and Pym (Son of Wasp and Giant Man) must finish the fight their parents started. Soon the arrow-slinging son of Hawkeye will join their ranks but it will take more than five teens to destroy the machine that defeated their parents. If these young heroes have any hope of winning they must find the missing Hulk and come together as… the Next Avengers!
DVD/BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES*
•"Legacy: The Making of Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow" featurette
•A First Look at Hulk Vs. Wolverine
•A First Look at Hulk Vs. Thor
•“Kid Power: Next Gen Marvel”
*special features subject to change
Over three million units of Marvel Animated features have been sold to date, all of which have premiered as #1 on the Children’s non-theatrical charts, and as a result, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow will be supported with the biggest kid-targeted Marvel Animated Feature ad campaign ever; including a TV advertising campaign delivering over 400MM impressions! In an effort to maximize the reach of the feature’s core demographics, the title will be advertised aggressively on various male and animation fan targeted cable networks, targeting viewers of Fox, CW, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Toon Disney, Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Spike, Sci-Fi and more!
The DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow will also be supported by in-theatre advertising on the big screen prior to the eagerly anticipated Star Wars: Clone Wars which premieres in theatres this August. In order to satiate the numerous fans of this popular series, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow will make its world premiere with a screening at San Diego Comic-Con in July, creating widespread awareness of the title among the core fan community prior to the release.
Targeted print advertising will be featured in Wizard Magazine, Marvel Comics and more. Online support will include a custom website hosted on MarvelKids.com which features monthly sneak peek exclusives to generate fan excitement in the months leading up to the DVD and Blu-ray release. There will also be heavy online advertising and promotion of the Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow DVD and Blu-ray on key websites including Google, Marvel.com, IGN, Nick.com, Yahoo! and more.
Street Date: 9/02/08
Order Date: 8/06/08
DVD SRP: $19.98
Blu-ray Disc SRP: $29.99
Year of Production: 2008
Title Copyright: ©2008 MARVEL CHARACTERS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Type: DVD/Blu-ray Premiere
Rating: PG for sci-fi action violence and some language
Closed Captioned: English Closed Captioned
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen
Blu-Ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16 x 9 Widescreen
Feature Running Time: 78 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-Ray Audio Status: 7.1 DTS Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital