The other day Hulu and Marvel announced they were partnering on four mature animated series focusing on an oddball mix of Marvel Comics characters including Howard The Duck, Tigra/Dazzler, Hit-Monkey, and even supervillain M.O.D.O.K. The four shows will eventually see the team for The Offenders.
Patton Oswalt, who is writing and producing the M.O.D.O.K. series has officially announced he’ll also voice the titular character, telling Marvel he was born to play him.
When it came to getting to write for “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” Patton Oswalt said, “I could not be more excited for you guys to see what we do with M.O.D.O.K. He’s the character I was, sadly, born to play.”
Co-writer/producer Jordan Blum also talked about their take on the character.
Said Jordan Blum, regarding bringing the character into animation for the upcoming Hulu series, “Who is M.O.D.O.K. to me? Well, you have to start at his creation. I find M.O.D.O.K. to be just as iconic as all the other classic Jack Kirby / Stan Lee collaborations. Kirby’s design is the stuff of nightmares yet he’s also somehow… slightly adorable? Stan Lee wrote him as this amazing flawed character, always being undone by his inflated ego and thin skin. Over the years he’s been portrayed as both a menace and a joke and I think our show is much more interested in exploring him as a human being. A human being who’s also a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing! At the end of the day, M.O.D.O.K. is a giant-headed, petulant, insecure, egomaniac with zero social skills. And I for one find that incredibly relatable.”
Here is the official logline of the series via Marvel.
In “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” M.O.D.O.K, an egomaniacal Super Villain with a really big head and a really little body, struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” comes from writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, with Blum, Oswalt and Jeph Loeb serving as Executive Producers.
Patton is no stranger to Marvel projects as he had a small supporting role in Blade: Trinity appeared on the series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, has voiced characters on the recent animated Spider-Man and Big Hero 6 series. His extensive career of animated voice work (big and small) includes projects such as Pixar’s Ratatouille, Archer, The Simpsons, Futurama, The Venture Bros., Spongebob, Bob’s Burgers, Rick & Morty, and BoJack Horseman.
M.O.D.O.K. along with the other animated series will air on the streaming service Hulu, a drop date has yet to be made official at this time.