Fans may have been holding out hope that Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the upcoming animated series on Hulu, would be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, the showrunner for M.O.D.O.K. has ended any debate.
Speaking to ComicBook.com in a new interview, Jordan Blum was asked about the show’s continuity and explained that it took place in its own universe within the Marvel Multiverse.
“Yeah, we’re our own universe,” Blum said. “I think like, you know, Harley Quinn is a good example of like, that’s not the movies, but it’s really cool actually. Marvel has like a database of all the universes in the multiverse, and there’s a guy who runs it, and they let me pick the numbering of our universe. My son’s birthday, 12/26, is our universe, so we were in the Marvel Multiverse, which is awesome.”
While fans may be sad to hear the news, it’s nice that Blum was able to pick his own universe to reside in and even nicer that he was able to dedicate the show to his son in a way. As for the iconic Marvel villain, those hoping to see him cross paths with the likes of the MCU will have to wait for future films and continue hoping.
In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. 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!
The stop-motion animated series will feature a star-studded voice cast will be led by Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) as George Tarleton/MODOK, Aimee Garcia (Lucifer) as Jodie Tarleton, Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog) as Lou Tarleton, Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Melissa Tarleton, Wendi McLendon-Covey as Monica, Back Bennett as Austin Van Der Sleet, Jon Daly as Super-Adaptoid, and Sam Richardson as Gary.
Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. is created and executive produced by Jordan Blum and Oswalt, based on the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. It is executive produced by Brett Crawley, Robert Maitia, Grant Gish, Joe Quesada, and Jeph Loeb.