Marvel 'Not Doing Crappy Movie Games Anymore'

With a spotty record of movie tie-in videogames, Marvel is hoping the well-received X-Men Origins: Wolverine becomes a turning point.

"We are not doing movie-based games anymore," Marvel digital media VP Ira Rubenstein told Joystiq, before restating: "Actually, wait... we are not doing crappy movie-based games anymore. You can quote me on that." nope Games based on Iron Man 2 and Thor are currently in development. Marvel also recently signed a ten-year deal with Gazillion Entertainment to turn its superhero properties into multiplayer online games.

Rubenstein acknowledges that the first Iron Man game was not exactly a classic, but apparently feels confident in the sequel. Sega San Francisco--originally known as Secret Level--is again handling development duties. We'll see!