Just when it didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen, we’re finally going to get more HOWARD THE DUCK! They’ve teased him a couple of times in the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movies, but now he’s getting his own animated series on Hulu, with Kevin Smith helming the project! Marvel has teamed up with Hulu to bring us FOUR new ADULT animated Marvel series!
Here are the details on each one from the Hulu press release:
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 AND 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.
The four series will come together in a special titled Marvel’s THE OFFENDERS
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.
An excited Kevin Smith tweeted this today:
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
While DC is in the early stages of their own streaming service, it seems that Marvel has outsmarted them by teaming up with Hulu. Because really, who wants to pay for another one off streaming service? Though I’m sure whenever Disney launches their own service, Disney+, they will assimilate all Marvel streams.
~Eva Snail aka Big Eyes