Marvel Developing New ‘Iron Man’ Animated Series

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Following the the renewal of Ultimate Spider-Man a few weeks ago and the announcement of the new Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H series, it seems that Marvel Animation now has their sights set on adding a new Iron Man cartoon to their Disney XD programming block – perhaps in an attempt to compete with Cartoon Network’s popular DC Nation.

With filming of Iron Man 3 in full-swing and the huge worldwide box office success of The Avengers movie, Marvel is no doubt cashing in on the post-Avengers popularity wave. What a new Iron Man cartoon means for the animated series Iron Man: Armored Adventures, which was developed before Disney’s purchase of Marvel in 2009, remains to be seen. But since Armored Adventures airs on Disney XD’s rival Nicktoons, it’s doubtful that both will be on TV at the same time.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Marsh, the President of Disney Channels Worldwide, briefly talked about the potential 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.'”

No official word just yet on if a new Iron Man cartoon is actually in production, but seeing as the aforementioned Hulk series will premiere this fall, an Iron Man show could very well be a done deal. It should also be noted that former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar has voiced Iron Man for the English version of Marvel Anime: Iron Man as well as the upcoming season of Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if he took on this role once more.

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While a new Disney XD Iron Man animated series might be welcome news for those fans who feel the Nicktoons Iron Man: Armored Adventures is too childish, it still remains to be seen what a new Iron Man, Hulk and Avengers programing block will do to mollify upset fans still reeling from the cancellation of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Keep your eye on the main page for more news about this new Iron Man cartoon – especially during San Diego Comic-Con.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Its gonna be a fun show to watch I’m sure. Just like I’m sure that “fanboy” will go nuts on the internet as if someone violated their personal space. Have to give these shows at least 3-4 episodes before we know how it goes. Give it a chance. Oh and fanboys still suck

  2. Don’t care much for Marvel shows nowadays. Spectacular Spiderman was ok. Iron Man Armored Adventures was disappointing. Avengers EMH was good but sadly is getting canned and the seaso 2 “theme” sucks. Ultimate Spiderman kinda blows. I think I might be forgetting a few. The best of them all was Wolverine and the Xmen and that was canceled! Thankfully the Comics and Movies have been mind blowing!

    • I really enjoyed Spectacular Spider-man. Then I heard Ultimate Spider-man blew, like you said. I think this is gonna be the trend for a while with these cartoons. Quality is going to suffer for the sake of the Marvel movie universe.

      • Ultimate Spiderman at times has been alright. The Venom episodes(despite the reoccuring corniness at times)episodes have been interesting to watch. Then there are the episodes like “Why I Hate The Gym” I’m just like ugh…..

        • Just realized I said episodes twice. Burning the late night way past midnight oil tonight 😀

      • The new Ultimate Spider-man is just horrible. They turned him into basically a SHIELD agent in training and teamed him up with teenage versions of Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Nova and White Tiger (I think that’s all of them)

        I’ve watched all the episodes thus far (it was painful) and they’ve done all sorts of stupidity; Giving Spidey a SHIELD spider bike (that can ride on his webbing and stick to surfaces no less), SHIELD issued web shooters that can be electrified, teen aged versions of characters that should never be, turning Venom into a creature born of Parker’s own blood……. ACK! They are just twisting and killing the IP and its many rich back stories.

        Canceling A:EMH was also a big mistake imho to make room for this “Avengers Assemble” crap to tie into the movie. I’ve SEEN the movie and don’t need to see those stories and characters again, thanks. I want to see the original stories that I, in all likelihood, will NEVER see on the silver screen.

        Bite me Loeb for screwing over Marvel’s animated side.

        • I agree because the new spiderman is a piece of rubbish i dont know why they even made a it because there was a good one on nicktoon called spectacular spiderman

  3. Loeb is a WB/DC insurgent/agent/plant working at Marvel.

    • Did you NOT see the *sniff* last season of the A:EMH? He’s a freakin’ SKRULL!

  4. As long as it’s better than Ultimate Spider-Mess, I’m interested.
    Still PO’d that they canned Avengers :(

  5. How ’bout giving us an animated Moon Knight series? I understand that Disney wants to indoctrinate a new crop of young fans, but with all the variations on Spider-Man and Iron Man, the well is gonna run dry sooner than later.

  6. Let me get this straight. Avengers EMH is being replaced because it is not in line with the Marvel movie universe, right? So can someone please explain how a dead Agent Coulson and a Spider Man character that doesnt match the new Spidey movie are being renewed rather than rebooted? And I seriously doubt that Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. will line up with the Hulk from the Avengers movie. And who knows which Ironan we will get in this new series. I love Avengers EMH and it’s turn on the Marvel U and hate to see it go but if the reasoning is to have Marvel animation in the same continuity as the films then they need to rethink some of this stuff.

  7. Marvel is on a roll!!!

  8. See This is why I hated the marvel/disney merger. Disneys always want to suck the life out of its victums.

  9. Im not watching any of Marvels crap anymore because it will just get cancelled anyway. Plus im not watching anything until Avengers Earths Mightiest Hereos comes back.

  10. I guess that means Armored Adventures ends with just two seasons.

    Sad… I rather enjoyed that series.

    • I liked the show too. At lest the “last” episode makes a great ending to it.

  11. Iron Man Armored Adventures managed to last over 2 years and the break in between Season 1 and 2 was almost that long. It had a good run which is amazing for a Marvel show on Nicktoons since the X-Men series couldn’t even get funding to continue. I understand why Marvel would want to migrate all its animated shows on to its parent network too with the new series.

  12. Me and my son love the irom man cartoon on nicktoon. I hate to see it go. I thought it was a really good story line. We also enjoyed the avengers cartoons. Didn’t know it got cancelled unitl I read this post. Hoping they change their mind on both.

  13. Iron Man Armored Adventures was quite possibly the worst marvel cartoon I’ve seen in years. How it ever got to 52 episodes when a series as good as Wolverine and the X-Men couldn’t get the funding to go past one season, I will never understand.

    Haven’t seen either of the Spidermans but I may have to check out Ultimate Spiderman. Because as ridiculous as it sounds and even with the bad things I’ve read about it, I mark hard for PowerMan and Iron Fist and if Ultimate Spidey teams the 3 of them together, it seems like something I have to see for myself.

  14. I REALLY hope the Iron Man: Armored Adventures comes back! I quite enjoyed that show! They cancel EVERY decent marvel show! Grrrrr…..Do ya reckon there’s any chance that they’ll reconsider? )-:<

  15. They are not canceling Ironman Armored Adventures. The producers said they thought Nick was stopping it, but Nick reputed that and said they were trying to get the third season up and running. The break will be as long as the one between seasons 1 and 2, but the show will continue. They’d be stupid not to with the success of the latest movie…god forbid Disney gets a hold of the franchise and ruin it like they did with Spider-Man.


  17. I love iron man armored adventures and I hope there will be season 3. I have also watched agents of shield and waiting for season 2 . All the marvels production are very cool