While DC has taken aim at adult audiences with its animated Harley Quinn series, Marvel has yet to attempt to attract the attention of that same demographic. But that’s about to change with Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., an animated Hulu series that was announced about a year ago. We’ve known for a while that Patton Oswalt would be providing the voice of the huge-headed Marvel character, but now the rest of the voice cast has officially been announced, and he’ll be joined by a ton of great performers, including Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), and more. Read on for the full list.
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At the beginning of the year, we learned that Marvel Television was teaming with Hulu on four new animated shows inspired by various characters from Marvel Comics. There’s M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra and Dazzler Show, and Howard the Duck. Despite the recent shift in power as Jeph Loeb steps down from Marvel TV and Kevin Feige starts to oversee both the film and television sectors of Marvel Entertainment, almost all of the shows remain on track at Hulu. Except for one.
Marvel’s Tigra and Dazzler Show (seen above left) has fired showrunner Erica Rivinoja (Girls Trip, The Addams Family) and the entire writing staff of the animated series due to creative differences with Marvel. In the wake of this development, production has been paused and a major creative overhaul is in the works. Read More »
Marvel Studios surprised us all during the Television Critics Association panels by revealing an exciting new partnership with Hulu for four new animated series based on comic books. MODOK, Tigra & Dazzler, Hit-Monkey and Howard the Duck are all getting their own animated shows before joining forces with each other for a crossover series called The Offenders. That’s certainly one way for Marvel to kickstart their streaming projects again after Netflix canceled all of the shows that formed The Defenders.
Kevin Smith is the one tasked with bringing the hilariously raunchy space-hopping mallard Howard the Duck to life in animated form. You might be worried that his animated experience only extends to a short-lived Clerks animated series, but thankfully, he’s working with Aqua Teen Hunger Force‘s Dave Willis to what promises to be a wacky sci-fi comic book comedy. Now Smith has revealed which comics are influencing their Howard the Duck animated series, and he’s also seen footage from MODOK and Hit-Monkey, both of which sound extremely promising.
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Patton Oswalt will be juggling multiple roles on Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. The A.P. Bio actor and notable geek was already set to executive produce and write the Hulu animated series, but now he’s stepping into the recording booth to voice the big-headed comic book character.
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Who is voicing M.O.D.O.K. in the new Hulu animated series? Are you ready for Captain Marvel to arrive in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3? Did a leaked LEGO set give up a spoiler for War Machine in Avengers: Endgame? How much did Brie Larson get paid for Captain Marvel? When can we expect a new Hellboy trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Hulu announced to the Television Critics Association a new partnership with Marvel for four animated series and a standalone special. This follows Hulu’s partnership with Marvel on the live-action Marvel’s Runaways.
The four series are Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard the Duck. The special is Marvel’s The Offenders. Writers and producers on the shows include Kevin Smith, Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, Erica Rivinoja, Dave Willis, and more.
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