IRONMAN meets Pacman.
Manny Pacquiao will be appearing in 1 of 1 – Genesis, a feature-length documentary of Marvel Entertainment and ESPN Films.
The documentary and the short film series “1 of 1 – Origins“ will provide viewers a unique look at some of the world’s most successful athletes by mixing the non-fiction style of ESPN Films with classic Marvel comic book art, design and creative animation to truly bring a unique perspective of their journeys.
Pacquiao, the only eight-division world champion in boxing history, is the lone Asian featured among the top athletes that include Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Danica Patrick, Cal Ripken, Jr., Albert Pujols and Tony Hawk.
Pacquiao promoted the project on Friday on his social media accounts.
“My punches is like a meteor (sic)," said Pacquiao during his brief appearance in the trailer.
The documentary film, “1 of 1 – Genesis,” explores the connections between Marvel’s mightiest Super Heroes and the world’s greatest athletes while attempting to answer the age-old question of nature vs. nurture: Are top athletes born or created?
The “1 of 1 – Origins” short film series will launch this summer on SportsCenter and across ESPN’s digital platforms simultaneously. Each short film focuses on a single athlete, all of whom have, like all Marvel Super Heroes, a defining story of the origin of their powers in their ascent to greatness in their sport.