marvel’s television company got a bit smaller, as their anime series MODOK will not return for a second season. The stop-motion show starred Patton Oswalt as the titular big-headed marvel villain in a comedy series about him trying to balance his somewhat normal life as a suburban family man in the midst of a divorce with that of being a supervillain bent on world domination.
Variety announced the news on Friday; the series premiered on Hulu in May 2021 to strong reviews and featured Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz, Melissa Fumero and Nathan Fillion among its voice cast. Originally, the MODOK the show was going to be the character’s attempt to take a big break after previously been a recurring villain in previous Marvel cartoons, not to mention that he was at one point going to be the bad guy in Freeform’s attempt to New Warriors Pin up. Back in 2019, MODOK was one of four Marvel animated series greenlit by Hulu, in hopes the shows would crossover for a animated special nicknamed “The Delinquents”. But two of the shows, howard the duck and Tigra & Dazzler, were canceled before they could air, while MODOK and Hit-Monkey managed to get him released.
Currently, Hit-Monkey is the last of Hulu’s Marvel shows, but according to Variety, it doesn’t look like it has a very good chance of getting a second season. When an official confirmation arrives, it will mark the end of another era of Marvel TV, albeit a considerably shorter time and not as fanciful as the Netflix or ABC series. Soon, the only way to get your Marvel fix from the comfort of your living room will be through your Disney+ account, or rather your friend’s Disney+ account. The MCU has a rotating slate of miniseries, Wanda Vision for moon knight and Armor Wars, while old vintage shows like Agents of SHIELD and daredevil made it to the platform on time. Whether Hulu’s two Marvel shows will stay on their home streamer or head to Disney remains to be seen.
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