All of us have been looking so closely at Marvel and Netflix that we forgot that, with the acquisition of Fox, they will effectively own most of Hulu. With this in mind, this is another great streaming service for the House of Mouse to utilize for their Marvel properties going forward — and it looks like they will be doing so with reckless abandon going forward.
Hulu announced in a press release this morning that there are five animated shows. These shows will run separately and then culminate in Marvel’s The Offenders (Defenders-style). The talent involved isn’t small either, including the likes of Patton Oswalt, Chelsea Handler, and Kevin Smith. The latter man has, in the past, teased about being involved in a big I.P., so it looks like his work on Howard the Duck is what he was talking about.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. Writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt will also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
Marvel’s Hit-Monkey tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga. Writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck will executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show is a story about two woke superheroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, as they fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. Writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler serve as executive producers along with Jeph Loeb.
Marvel’s Howard The Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America’s favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu. Writers Kevin Smith and Dave Willis will also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
Marvel’s The Offenders, is a story in which nobody asked them to — and we’d be better off if they didn’t — but MODOK, Dazzler, Tigra, Hit Monkey and Howard the Duck are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe. Jeph Loeb will executive produce.
Regarding this, Smith took to Twitter to express his excitement.
Thank you to @Marvel & @hulu for letting me do fowl things to Howard in animation! But the *real* brains of our operation is a legit cartoon genius – the great Meatwad himself, Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s @DaveWillis2! Prepare to get Ducked hard! https://t.co/ofQDnuHAbo
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 11, 2019
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