Marvel has announced the complete voice cast for Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the adult animated comedy coming to Hulu.
Here’s a rundown of who everyone is voicing and a bit about each character.
Patton Oswalt as M.O.D.O.K.
After being ousted from both his evil organization and his family, super villain M.O.D.O.K. (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) must reinvent himself if he ever wants the chance to win back the things in his life that are most important… outside of conquering the world that is. M.O.D.O.K. is about to find out that super heroes are nothing compared to his newest challenge… a midlife crisis.
Aimee Garcia as Jodie
Jodie, M.O.D.O.K.’s wife and mother to his children, has had a late-in-life awakening — excited to pursue her mommy-blog turned lifestyle-brand empire and discover who she is as an independent woman in her forties. There are just too many things to do in this world and not enough time to waste being held back by negativity. And unfortunately for M.O.D.O.K., the thing weighing her down the most… is him.
Ben Schwartz as Lou
To be honest, M.O.D.O.K. doesn’t really “get” his twelve-year-old son Lou. Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. Lou is… well, Lou — a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. Lou’s lack of friends, ambition and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son.
Melissa Fumero as Melissa
Even with her father’s “features,” seventeen-year-old Melissa has risen the ranks to become the Heathers-like queen bee of her school and a star in the world of teen figure skating. Every popular kid either wants to date her or avoid her terrifying wrath. But for all of her success, Melissa secretly yearns for her father’s approval.
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Monica Rappaccini
Monica is a brilliant mad-scientist at A.I.M. and M.O.D.O.K.’s rival at work. Clearly more competent and qualified than M.O.D.O.K., Monica believes she should be running the organization. After GRUMBL acquires A.I.M., Monica relishes in M.O.D.O.K.’s suffering until the new management begins to infringe on her ungodly experiments. With a common enemy in Austin, M.O.D.O.K. and Monica are finally able to put aside their differences and work together… when they aren’t constantly betraying each other.
Beck Bennet as Austin Van Der Sleet
After M.O.D.O.K.’s evil organization A.I.M. is run into the ground, he’s forced to sell it to silicon valley tech-giant GRUMBL. GRUMBL sends slick, twenty-something Austin as a “post-merger-integration-consultant” and M.O.D.O.K.’s new boss. Though M.O.D.O.K. wishes he could just zap Austin to the Negative Zone, M.O.D.O.K. must find new solutions to confront Austin’s corporate jargon-speak and frequent mandatory HR meetings, if he’s ever going to reclaim A.I.M. from Austin’s grip.
Jon Daly as Super Adaptoid
A snarky android with ambitions to live, feel and create, but is instead forced to spend his days massaging the hoverchair sores on his creator M.O.D.O.K.’s scalp. Although the Adaptoid dreams of overwriting his programming and turning on M.O.D.O.K., there is also a begrudging friendship between these two.
Sam Richardson as Gary
Gary is a henchman or “beekeeper” at A.I.M. who is fiercely loyal to his boss M.O.D.O.K., even if M.O.D.O.K. struggles to remember his name. As M.O.D.O.K. continues to get demoted within his own organization, Gary is there by his side, always offering his help and unshakeable optimism whether M.O.D.O.K. wants it or not.
On the cast, series Executive Producer and Showrunner Jordan Blum said:
“I’m blown away by our insanely talented and hilarious voice cast, who have all brought their specific kind of magic to this weird and wonderful corner of the Marvel Universe.”
Karim Zreik, SVP, Original Programming & Production, Marvel TV Studios, added:
“Patton and Jordan have done a phenomenal job in laying the groundwork for this exceptional ensemble, we’re thrilled to include this cast in the Marvel family.”
However, it appears that while M.O.D.O.K. is chugging along, two of the originally announced Marvel animated projects have derailed.
Variety notes that both Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler are no longer in development at Marvel. Additionally, the team up The Offenders is unlikely to happen now as well. Hit Monkey is still in the works to premiere alongside M.O.D.O.K. for the time being.
Honestly, I’m not surprised by this news after Marvel TV was swallowed by Marvel Studios last year. It’s clear Marvel is cleaning house. The Ghost Rider spin-off was cancelled mid-development, and almost all Marvel TV have been cancelled or coming to an end this year.
Moving forward, everything will be under Feige’s control and watchful eye. The MCU will finally be #itsallconnected.
Are you disappointed Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler were cancelled? Can you believe Hit Monkey somehow made the cut? Tell us in the comments your thoughts on this news!