The interwebs are all a bristle this morning regarding news that Traveler's Tales almost had agreement to develop a LEGO based Marvel game. The following comes from the blog The Lost Gamer:
Traveller’s Tales were “THIS close” to sealing a deal that would have allowed them to produce one of their LEGO titles based upon the world of Marvel Comics, Jon Burton, Director of TT Games and Head Designer of the LEGO series, has revealed today.
Such plans were however thwarted by an exclusive deal that Marvel had signed with Megabloks for the rights to Spider-man, meaning that the developer could not start work on converting some of the iconic Comic Book super heroes into LEGO form.
Burton commented earlier today, “We were THIS close to a Marvel LEGO a few years ago but Megabloks did an exclusive deal for Spider-man so that was that…”
Although there was no mention of sets corresponding with the game, we would have been able to see much of the Marvel universe in LEGO minifigure form.
I think its also safe to say that LEGO Marvel will only dwell in the halls of the Fantasy LEGO League until the Megabloks license expires.