Patton Oswalt voicing M.O.D.O.K. is the big selling point of Hulu's animated M.O.D.O.K. series, but now Marvel has revealed more of the cast - and as part of that, unique tweak to the M.O.D.O.K. character compared to comics.
"In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world," reads Marvel's description of the series. "But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis!"
Lucifer's Aimiee Garcia will voice Jodie, the wife of Oswalt's M.O.D.O.K. - and, get this, "mother of his children."
"[Jodie] has had a late-in-life awakening - excited to pursue her mommy-blog turned lifestyle-brand empire and discover who she is as an independent woman in her forties," reads Marvel's description. "There are just too many things to do in this world and not enough time to waste being held back by negativity. And unfortunately for M.O.D.O.K., the thing weighing her down the most... is him."
Parks and Recreation's Ben Schwartz will play one of their children, the 12-year-old Lou.
"Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. Lou is... well, Lou - a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum," Marvel describes of the character. "Lou’s lack of friends, ambition and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son."
Another member of the M.O.D.O.K. family is the 17-year-old Melissa, played by Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumera.
"Even with her father’s 'features,' seventeen-year-old Melissa has risen the ranks to become the Heathers-like queen bee of her school and a star in the world of teen figure skating.
"Every popular kid either wants to date her or avoid her terrifying wrath. But for all of her success, Melissa secretly yearns for her father’s approval."
Meanwhile over at M.O.D.O.K.'s offices at A.I.M, he has a rival named Monica Rappaccini - played by The Goldbergs' Wendi McLendon-Covey.
"Clearly more competent and qualified than M.O.D.O.K., Monica believes she should be running the organization," reads Marvel's description. "After GRUMBL acquires A.I.M., Monica relishes in M.O.D.O.K.’s suffering until the new management begins to infringe on her ungodly experiments. With a common enemy in Austin, M.O.D.O.K. and Monica are finally able to put aside their differences and work together… when they aren’t constantly betraying each other."
Rounding out the cast is Beck Bennett as M.O.D.O.K.'s new boss Austin Van Der Sleet, Sam Richardson as A.I.M. henchman Gary, and Jon Daly as Super-Adaptoid.
Who's Super-Adaptoid? In comic books, Super-Adaptoid is an A.I.M.-created android that, powered by some Cosmic Cube shards, can copy the abilities of others for battle.
"A snarky android with ambitions to live, feel and create, but is instead forced to spend his days massaging the hoverchair sores on his creator M.O.D.O.K.’s scalp," reads the description of the M.O.D.O.K. version. "Although the Adaptoid dreams of overwriting his programming and turning on M.O.D.O.K., there is also a begrudging friendship between these two."
"I'm blown away by our insanely talented and hilarious voice cast, who have all brought their specific kind of magic to this weird and wonderful corner of the Marvel Universe," said showrunner Jordan Blum.
M.O.D.O.K. is anticipated to debut later this year on Hulu.