Available on Disney +, MODOK is a new animated series about a Marvel super villain in the midst of an existential crisis. Here is what you need to know about this stop motion sitcom.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?
A series devoted to the iconic Marvel supervillain endowed with superior intelligence and unbounded cruelty.
Existential crisis for nasty robotic head
Created by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt, MODOK is an animated sitcom that follows the adventures of the super villain MODOK, a character from the Marvel comics. Unlike WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and soon to be Loki, MODOK is not tied to the MCU itself but takes place in a universe of the Marvel Multiverse.
If this stop motion series has no repercussions on the MCU, it has many links with Marvel since small appearances or small references to other characters in the universe are distilled over the episodes. But MODOK remains an independent creation that takes an interest in George Tarleton, a super-villain with overdeveloped intelligence.
This big head of floating robotic engineering who calls himself MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) sees his life shattered when he loses control of AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics), a criminal organization specializing in high tech weaponry that allowed him to satisfy his desires and his Machiavellian plans.
His obsession with controlling the world and the domination of human beings lead him to an inevitable existential crisis especially when his wife Jodie Tarleton, a successful blogger, decides to divorce. This father of two is going to have to face this upheaval in his life as his enemies continue to put obstacles in his way and the superheroes give him no respite.
More than a series centered on a super villain, MODOK is a very adult sitcom which tackles rather dark and deep subjects on a being, even if robotic, going through a serious questioning. Completely offbeat with an assumed trash humor, MODOK appears as an original series both in substance and in form with neat stop motion animation.
This crazy Marvel animated series, which goes all over the place, can boast of having a five-star voice cast. Alongside Patton Oswalt, who lends his voice to MODOK, we find Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Nathan Fillion, Ben Schwartz, Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia and Sam Richardson.