Due to the success of Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, Marvel/ Disney are reassembling their animated properties. Not only are they developing a new Avengers Assemble TV series to replace Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (I’m still super pissed about that!), but they are also developing new Iron Man and Hulk animated series.
The news comes from the president of Disney Channels Worldwide, Gary Marsh, who let it slip in the following statement to THR when asked if he was looking into more Avengers series:
“Two months ago, we launched Marvel Universe on Disney XD, which became the exclusive home for new Marvel television content. 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.”
So yeah… fans of the CGI animated series Iron Man: Armored Adventures are gonna be in for a bit of a let down. Despite 2 full seasons and a decent following, Marvel/Disney are clearly gonna scrap it in favor of this new Iron Man series. If they axed EMH, which was extremely popular, why would they keep IRMM?
I for one, welcome the sacking of IRMM. The teenage Tony from Armored Adventures is such a pussy. Honestly, how can really call yourself “Iron Man” unless you’re actually a man?
As far as The Hulk goes, I’m not nearly as excited. I don’t think The Hulk is strong enough to carry his own show. I feel he works best in team situations.
With the amount of money Marvel/ Disney are dumping on these new shows, I can only hope it translates to quality animation and good story telling.
Special thanks to Geek Tyrant for the heads up.