Marvel Canceled an Open World Iron Man Game from the Studio Behind Just Cause

Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series, was apparently working on an Iron Man game for multiple years before Marvel and Disney pulled the plug on the project.

In an interview with MinnMax, Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg said the game “was in development for a couple of years” before it was ultimately canceled around 2012. It would have been an open world game where Sundberg said you’d be able to “take off and just fly anywhere.” Sundberg also mentioned the abilitry to punch enemies through walls with Iron Man’s repulsor gloves.

The Just Cause games are chaotic open world romps filled with action and explosions, so you can get some idea of what an open world Iron Man game from Avalanche may have looked like.

Instead of this game from Avalanche, the Iron Man games we got at the time were not very good, with both Iron Man 1 and 2’s movie adaptation games getting poor reviews. However, nearly a decade after Avalanche’s Iron Man cancelation, an Iron Man VR game launched in 2020 featuring a spin on the character from outside the MCU.

Every Marvel Game in Development

Marvel video games are in a much different place than they were back in 2010. From Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine to Firaxis’s Midnight Suns, there are plenty of Marvel projects in the works. In fact, the first-ever Disney and Marvel games showcase is coming next month, where we’re already expecting to learn more about Midnight Suns, Amy Hennig’s Marvel ensemble game from Skydance New Media, and more.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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