M.O.D.O.K. will be gracing Hulu next year with a unique comedy. It will focus on the titular character as he tries to balance his family life as his work at A.I.M. is crumbling. It is a very unique take on the iconic Marvel villain that is sure to offer something new to the superhero genre. Just recently, it was revealed that the series will actually be created through stop-motion by Stoopid Buddy. They are most known for their work on Robot Chicken, so it was uncertain if they would stick to the animation style they are famous for.
Well, Entertainment Weekly revealed the first look at the designs and they look amazing. The human characters do show some of Robot Chicken‘s go-to animation style but the titular character really stands out. The details on M.O.D.O.K.’s design is great with darker outlines highlighting his facial structure. We also get a good look at his family, which will be the main focus of the story.
EW also got the chance to interview co-creator Jason Blum, who highlighted their main inspirations that are pretty apparent when looking at the images.
We’ll see the big battles and the big fights, it’s a huge sci-fi Marvel Universe show, but we thought it would be really funny to see [M.O.D.O.K.] dealing with water cooler gossip at A.I.M. shot in this very handheld style and make it feel like you’re working at AIM alongside him and the same with the family, too. It’s kind of a little inspired by things like Modern Family and The Office where it just makes you feel like you’re part of the group in the show.
They also reveal his main adversary as Austin Van Der Sleet, who is the blond character teased in the second image. M.O.D.O.K. has experience taking on superheroes but faces his biggest enemy, corporate America. A.I.M. is almost bankrupt, so a Google-inspired company named GRUML is trying to acquire their company. At first, it seems like an opportunity for him to focus on his favorite past-times but he also has to attend board meetings and human resources. It’s a clever twist on what one would expect from a show featuring a mental organism designed only for killing. The images are very promising and hopefully may confirm a trailer in the near future.
Source: Entertainment Weekly