First Funny Footage For Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Revealed at NYCC and You Can Watch It Now
Hulu recently released its virtual panel for Marvel’s upcoming stop-motion animated series M.O.D.O.K. at NYCC and the whole panel has been made available to watch below. The video includes clips from the series giving us our first look at what’s in store for the series and it looks funny!
If you don’t want to watch the full panel, the first clip starts at the 0:20 mark and the second clip is at the 7:29 mark. They just offer a little taste of what this series entails and it reminds me of Robot Chicken, which makes sense because the team behind that show at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios also worked on the series.
Patton Oswalt is set to star in the series, and he will be taking on the role of the megalomaniacal supervillain, M.O.D.O.K., who. “has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis!”
Executive producer Jordan Blum, who co-created the comedic series with Oswalt previously shared some details on the story. The series will explore M.O.D.O.K.’s home life and how he tries to find a balance between running AIM and his demanding family. The series also stars Aimee Garcia (Lucifer) as his wife Jodie, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as his oddball son Lou, and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as his daughter Melissa, who shares her father's striking appearance.
It’s also explained that “we learn that M.O.D.O.K. has been a very neglectful husband of late. As M.O.D.O.K. flounders at work, Jodie has found success through her mommy blog-turned-lifestyle brand. This disconnect forces them to reevaluate their relationship, especially after an incident in the pilot captured in the image below.”
Things aren't going any better at work as well because “A.I.M. is on the verge of bankruptcy due to his lackluster leadership. Thus, a Google-like Silicon Valley company named GRUMBL swoops in to acquire M.O.D.O.K.'s evil organization. At first, this seems like a great idea because GRUMBL promises to let M.O.D.O.K. continue what he's been doing — you know, killing henchmen on a whim and fighting the Avengers as much as he wants. Unfortunately, that's not what actually happens because M.O.D.O.K. must now deal with things like a board and H.R.”
M.O.D.O.K.’s main adversary in the series will be Austin Van Der Sleet (SNL's Beck Bennett), GRUMBL's "post-merger-integration-consultant” at A.I.M who elicits quite the reaction from M.O.D.O.K. in the image below. "Even though Austin always kind of smiles and spews corporate jargon at him, [Austin is] constantly gaslighting and manipulating him as M.O.D.O.K. falls further within the organization. He's a much more worth adversary than even Captain America for M.O.D.O.K. because it's a battle of wits between the two."
This series looks and sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch! There’s a lot more to learn about the series in the panel, so check it out the whole thing when you have the time.