Patton Oswalt to voice Marvel villain M.O.D.O.K. in new animated series


Patton Oswalt will lend his voice to a villain, M.O.D.O.K., in one of Marvel’s new animated series, according to the actor himself.

The 50-year-old comedian, Patton Oswalt teased a new animated series to be released through Hulu based on the Marvel villain, M.O.D.O.K. This was announced during Oswalt’s appearance on The Late Show with Seth Myers.

If you’ve never heard of M.O.D.O.K. he is, objectively, one of Marvel’s kookiest villains. And that’s saying a lot, considering they have a villain called Asbestos Lady. M.O.D.O.K. is essentially a being with a huge head and a tiny body, who utilizes a flying chair for mobility. His name is an acronym for Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing. M.O.D.O.K. was created in 1967 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

When asked about the character, Oswalt commented:

"“I’m gonna be voicing him. He is a supervillain, he has super intelligence, he has a forehead beam, he has all this technology. But, he is not on the A-level of Doctor Doom and the Red Skull. So, not only does he hate all the heroes, he hates all the other villains because he’s so resentful. Getting to play that is going to be really fun.”"

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This isn’t Oswalt’s first venture into comic adaptations. He currently voices the character of Happy on the Syfy TV series, Happy!, which is based on a comic by Grant Morrison. And as a self-proclaimed comic book nerd himself, it was only a matter of time before he would play a Marvel character.

The series will be co-written between Patton Oswalt and TV writer Jordan Blum, whose credits include Community and American Dad. Marvel TV Head, Jeph Loeb will be executive producing.

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M.O.D.O.K. will be joining the upcoming Marvel animated series’ being released through Hulu, including Howard the Duck, Hit-Monkey, and the Tigra & Dazzler Show. With two of the best comedy writers running the M.O.D.O.K., it’s hard to imagine the show not turning out hilarious.