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Craig Kyle on Iron Man

CraveOnline talked to Marvel Animation VP, Craig Kyle, about the Invincible Iron Man animated film. The feature, due in theaters in January 2007, is an extension of the Ultimate Avengers animated series. Marvel Animation is also planning a Dr. Strange animated film and has recently launched an all new Fantastic Four series on the Cartoon Network.

Craig Kyle on Iron Man

Craig Kyle talked about the setting and updating of Iron Man’s origin.

“There are some things that you can’t directly translate so you look for the key elements," he says.

"It’s a man who is in a foreign land that gets wounded intentionally by other parties and is forced to save his own life and in that process [he] creates a suite of armor and becomes Iron Man. Updating the land and peoples involved in that attack, are really what we changed. It really celebrates the latter half of Iron Man’s life, the villains he faced, the world that is in his future, without hurting the classic origin”.

Kyle also spoke about a plotline that should be very familiar to fans of Iron Man. On the “Demon in a Bottle” storyline.

“Sometimes people bring up the alcoholism aspect and we all know it’s a huge part of Tony’s life but it has not place in our origin film because that’s not where he started,” Klye told CraveOnline.

Regarding a sequel to the animated feature, Kyle said “if they get behind it I’m all about continuing the saga and we will get there when we need to get there.” 

Here is the official plotline for The Invincible Iron Man DVD. 

When billionaire inventor Tony Stark uses break-through technology to physically raise a forgotten city, he awakens an unspeakable evil, giving life to the most vile of all emperors – the Mandarin. Only one man can stop this newly re-emerged force of evil. One who will don a powerful suit of armor forged from iron and advanced technology. To take on the mystical underworld forces of ancient China, he must become The Invincible Iron Man.

DVD Features

  • Alternate Opening
  • The Origin of Iron Man Featurette
  • The Hall of Iron Man Armor
  • First Look at Dr. Strange
  • Dolby 5.1 Tracks – English & Spanish

·         Key Art illustrated by Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief – Joe Quesada!

The Invincible Iron Man DVD is part of the Marvel Animated Features series. The retail price is $19.98. In addition the film will be available as a set featuring The Invincible Iron Man along with Ultimate Avengers 1 & 2 and a limited edition Marvel Icons Iron Man bust. Retail is $59.98.

The Invincible Iron Man hits stores on January 23rd, 2007.

Check out this behind the scenes clip from the film here.