Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Cartoon For Hulu Will Be Stop-Frame, Robot Chicken-Style?

Sometimes you just hear things in the right conversation. So, as I was hearing earlier the other week from very-connected sources that a) Secret Invasion would be happening as a live-action TV drama from Marvel for Disney + and b) there was still another A-list MCU character show to be revealed, I also heard a tiny detail about the upcoming M.O.D.O.K. TV series for Hulu that, along with Hit Monkey, survived the Kevin Feige culling that saw Tigra & Dazzler and the Kevin Smith-led show Howard The Duck, hit the skids. And potentially dooming the combined-show The Offenders, that would have had cast from all four shows appear.

Which would have been really interesting for M.O.D.O.K. Starring Patton Oswalt as the titular Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, and who is also co-writing and co-producing the show with Jordan Blum, the show also has cast Beck Bennett as Austin Van Der Sleet, Jon Daly as the Super Adaptoid, Aimee Garcia as Jodie, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Monica Rappaccini, Sam Richardson as Gary and Ben Schwartz as Lou.

Because what I have been told, what has been prepared so far for M.O.D.O.K is a stop-frame animated cartoon in the manner of Robot Chicken, which gave the impression of animated action figures – and may have a similar tone as well. It is also notable that Marvel Comics already made a number of M.O.D.O.K. shorts a decade ago using that kind of Robot Chicken-esque style. Like this:

What the new MODOK will look like – maybe we'll find out for San Diego Comic Con… how that would – or still will – work in The Offenders, I have no idea.

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Cartoon For Hul Will Be stop-Frame, Robot Chicken-Style


About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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