Mixed Responses to Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Robot Chicken Style Animation

During its New York Comic Con panel, a first look at MODOK footage reveals Patton Oswalt’s stop-motion animated Hulu series is going to be Marvel’s weirdest yet. The series, based on one of Marvel’s strangest villains, was announced back in 2019, with the full voice cast joining in early 2020. Oswalt co-created the series along with Jordan Blum, best known for his work on Community as well as the adult animated series American Dad. In addition to serving as one of the two creative heads on the show, Oswalt is also providing the voice of MODOK. 

 

Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Cast Reveals First Look At Hulu’s New Animated Series

 

Given the villain’s strange origins, it’s no surprise that the show is a comedy, taking aim at Marvel tropes and cliches at the same time as paying tribute to them. The central premise of the show is that MODOK (which stands for Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing) has lost control of his evil organization AIM, and is forced to sell it to GRUMBLE. At the same time, he has to balance running his new corporate entity with raising a family. His wife, Jodie, is played by Aimee Garcia (Lucifer), with his daughter Melissa, played by Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and his lab-grown son Lou is played by Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog, Parks and Recreation).

 

Fans were unimpressed.

 

 

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

via ScreenRant

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