Villains are en vogue. On the heels of HBO Max’s Harley Quinn, and strolling a path charted by the late Grownup Swim collection The Enterprise Bros., Hulu’s new comedy MODOK imagines the trials and tribulations of being a Cellular Organism Designed Just for Killing. Fortunately, the story exists fully outdoors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in a world the place writer-actor Patton Oswalt can go in all kinds of zany instructions.
On the 2020 New York Comedian Con, Oswalt and co-creator Jordan Bum took the stage to put out their imaginative and prescient for the zany tackle Marvel villainy.
“He’s a supervillain who hates the Marvel heroes, but additionally hates all the opposite villains,” Oswalt defined within the panel. “He’s not even D-level. He’s G. It’s simply double-barreled resentment in each episode.”
Blum added a tease of the setup: “MODOK is hellbent on taking on the world with science along with his evil group AIM […] and in our present, MODOK has spent years making an attempt to do that, however he’s run his evil group into the bottom.”
Whereas the creators have been tight-lipped over the precise plots in retailer for MODOK, Oswalt was cavalier sufficient to say that they’d be drawing from everywhere in the Marvel universe — together with from X-Males comics — to search out characters who’re worthy of menacing the menacer.
MODOK doesn’t at present have a launch date, however followers of Marvel can get a style of the comedy within the first clip, which premiered through the panel.