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So last week I found out that a Marvel movie was being pulled from Netflix on September 1. I happened to have a little time on my hands, so I decided to give it a watch while I can still do that for free. What movie was it? If you read the title of this article, you know the answer: Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher.
You see, before Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures decided to team up to bring Spider-Man into the MCU, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures teamed up with the Japanese animation studio Madhouse to produce an animated movie based on the Avengers property. This movie is one of a number of collaborations between these studios, a collaboration which also produced four animated TV series and another animated movie, all of which (presumably) take place in a shared universe since at least a few of the voice actors reprise their roles from one to the next. Obviously the only connection between these projects and the MCU is that Iron Man’s success probably helped the decision to create them. Well, that and there are a lot of the same characters.
So how does this movie hold up for American audiences? That’s a question…