Jon Hamm & Nathan Fillion Cast In New Marvel Animated Series ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ On Hulu
On March 27, a panel for the upcoming Marvel animated series M.O.D.O.K. was held at the event WonderCon@Home. During the discussion, it was announced that several popular actors were cast in the show, including Jon Hamm as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Nathan Fillion as Simon Williams/Wonder Man, Whoopi Goldberg as Marian Pouncy/Poundcakes and Bill Hader as the Hulk villain Samuel Sterns/The Leader. The series was created by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt and is set to premiere on May 21 on the streaming service Hulu.
M.O.D.O.K. focuses on the supervillain of the same name and stars Oswalt as the title character. In the series, M.O.D.O.K. falls into a mid-life crisis due to having faced many defeats during his career as a supervillain as well as the fact that his terrorist organization AIM has fallen into bankruptcy and was bought out by the new supervillain company GRUMBL. In addition to his professional problems, M.O.D.O.K. must deal with issues that relate to his overbearing family, including his disapproving wife Jodie (Aimee Garcia), his identical daughter Melissa (Melissa Fumero) and his socially awkward son Lou (Ben Schwartz). The other main characters consist of M.O.D.O.K.’s loyal henchman Gary (Sam Richardson), his constantly irritated servant the Super-Adaptoid (Jon Daly), his new boss Austin Van Der Sleet (Beck Bennett) and his arch-nemesis Monica Rappaccini (Wendi McLendon-Covey). In addition to voicing his character of The Leader, Hader will also voice David Alan Angar/Angar the Screamer, a supervillain with the ability to produce a sonic sound with his vocal cords, who is an extremely obscure character from the comics. The villain is likely being included as a joke due to the comedic tone of the show. Along with Hamm, Fillion and Goldberg, Hader will star as his character on a recurring basis.
M.O.D.O.K. will premiere on May 21 on the streaming service Hulu and will be the first animated series by Marvel that is strictly for a mature audience.