M.O.D.O.K: Meet The Cast Of Hulu's Animated Marvel TV Show
Mental Organism Designed Only for Kindness.
Hulu's Marvel slate may have lost Ghost Rider, but it's other, slightly more eccentric projects are proceeding as planned, including what may be the weirdest of the bunch: The animated M.O.D.O.K TV show. The full cast list (complete with character bios) has been announced and, unsurprisingly, it's packed with some very, very funny people. Here's who will be providing a voice for the show.
Patton Oswalt as M.O.D.O.K, a former supervillain in the throes of a midlife crisis.
Aimee Garcia as Jodie, M.O.D.O.K's wife, a mommy-blogger turned lifestyle brand guru.
Ben Schwartz as Lou, M.O.D.O.K's 12-year-old son who "isn't smart enough to be a nerd" but "isn't athletic enough to be a jock."
Melissa Fumero as Melissa, M.O.D.O.K's 17-year-old daughter and "Heathers-like queen bee."
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Monica Rappaccini, a brilliant A.I.M scientist and M.O.D.O.K's work rival.
Beck Bennet as Austin Van Der Sleet, a silicon valley tech giant who buys A.I.M.
Jon Daly as Super Adaptoid, M.O.D.O.K's ambitious (but frustrated) android lacky.
Sam Richardson as Gary, a loyal A.I.M henchman.
For the uninitiated, M.O.D.O.K stands for Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, and even if you're not deeply embroiled in the weirder parts of Marvel comics, you've probably stumbled across him at some point or another. As a giant floating head, complete with tiny, vestigial arms and legs and a permanent scowl, M.O.D.O.K is kind of hard to forget. Introduced back in the late 1960s as a very, very serious villain and genuine threat to Marvel's heroes (specifically, for Captain America, who he resented for being such a perfect physical specimen--no, really), M.O.D.O.K has since become something of a meme for comics fans.
Obviously, this Hulu show is planning on pushing those meme-levels to the absolute max. The premise, if you couldn't already tell by those cast bios, revolves around M.O.D.O.K running his beloved supervillain organization, A.I.M (Advanced Idea Mechanics) into the ground while his personal life--including his human-looking son and, uh, M.O.D.O.K-shaped daughter, and his mommy-blogging wife--spiral out of control. It has all the trappings of a classic slice-of-life sitcom if classic slice-of-life sitcoms were about mutant megalomaniacs trying to navigate love and parenthood.
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K will premiere on Hulu.