Though THQ put in 200 hours of labor, in addition to investing 18 months of work in to The Avengers video game, they opted to cancel the project.
The rights have returned to Marvel, and now we learn that Marvel still wants to go ahead with a video game based off the upcoming movie.
"The rights for a video game based on Marvel's Avengers IP have reverted back to Marvel," a Marvel spokesperson told GameSpot. "The company is in early stages of exploring potential publishing and licensing opportunities."
No further news is available, but the defunct video game from THQ did look pretty good as images and footage has hit the net. Hopefully, the new version looks even better.
Here's a taste of THQ's: