Iron Man is under consideration for the animated series treatment at Disney.
Disney Channels Worldwide president Gary Marsh dropped a strong hint that an Iron Man cartoon is in the works alongside the previously-announced Hulk animation, during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
He said: “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.”
The Hulk series Marsh spoke of is likely to be Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., sparking rumours that Tony Stark is the next in line for a Disney animation.
The news is likely to spell an end to the Iron Man: Armored Adventures show over on Nickelodeon, which was the result of a deal set up before Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Comics.