Disney Mulling Iron Man Cartoon
Following the official announcements last week of Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., the president of Disney Channels Worldwide has revealed there’s already talk about developing another Marvel animated series.
“Two months ago, we launched Marvel Universe on Disney XD, which became the exclusive home for new Marvel television content,” Gary Marsh tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve developed Ultimate Spider-Man. Subsequent to the success of the Avengers movie, we’ve been developing a new Avengers Assemble. We’re talking about a Hulk series and an Iron Man series, too. They’re going to spend $150 million to $200 million to make these [movie] properties and then half of that to market them; I’m sitting here thinking, “Thank you, Lord, you’ve made me look good.”
The Hulk series presumably is Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (although given the post-Avengers popularity of the character, an additional solo show isn’t beyond the realm of popularity), but the Iron Man project clearly is new. The animated Iron Man: Armored Adventures, which was developed before Disney’s $4 billion purchase of Marvel in late 2009, wraps up its second season next month on Disney XD rival Nicktoons.
It’s possible more details will be revealed at Comic-Con International in San Diego.