Patton Oswalt's MODOK Marvel Series Gets Update From Hulu Boss
"Patton Oswalt is a lifelong Marvel fan and was obsessed with the character of MODOK."
In early 2019, Hulu announced a slew of Marvel animated series would be coming to the streaming service, and one of these shows would be about the villain with a giant-head MODOK. During the TCA winter press tour, we learned more about the upcoming series.
Patton Oswalt will voice the character in the upcoming series and will also write and executive produce with Jordan Blum (American Dad). Senior vice president of originals at Hulu Craig Erwich gave an update on the production of the series. "I have seen quite a few episodes of MODOK, which I'm really excited about. Patton Oswalt is a lifelong Marvel fan and was obsessed with the character of MODOK. So, for him to finally get his hands on that character and for he and Jordan Blum to do what they always wanted to do with it, which is a whole new take and a very funny one, on what it means to be a comic book villain is really special. I'm excited to see that."
Hulu officially describes the character on the new show as "an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family." MODOK won't be the only Marvel character getting an animated series. Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler, and Howard The Duck will all be starring in their own series on Hulu. At this time, there is no release date set for any of these shows, but from the sound of it, MODOK could arrive this year.
The bizarre Marvel super-villain made his full debut in Tales of Suspense #94 in 1967. The character was created by the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. MODOK stands for "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing" and the leader of the terrorist organization AIM. The character has the ability to use his mental prowess to control people, and create force fields. He's also super-intelligent and the butt of many jokes within the Marvel Universe, mainly because he's a giant head on a rocket-powered chair.
In other TCA Hulu/Marvel news, Erwich also gave an update to the live-action son of Satan series Helstrom, and it's going to be straight-up horror.