I feel like we’ve come a long way in our acceptance of superhero concepts as a society. The X-Men movies were so reluctant to include giant robots until they were six movies in and to this day, we haven’t seen Wolverine wear his trademark yellow tights on the big screen. We’re ready for that now and we’re ready for Galactus and we’re ready for a space horse who can pick up Thor’s hammer and so on.
Even as the main villain of the new Avengers video game, MODOK is always going to be a hard sell. While he’s a fearsome foe, incredibly intelligent, and powerful, he’s also a funky-looking giant head with normal-sized limbs dangling around with little use. He’s the epitome of bizarre comic book designs and if you’re going to give him a spotlight, you’re going to need to think hard about how you’re going to portray him.
As a gigantic doof played by Patton Oswalt for a comedy TV show filmed in stop-motion? Sure, that’ll do.
At New York Comic Con, we finally got to dive headfirst into the upcoming Hulu series in a panel featuring co-creator/writer/executive producer Jordan Blum and the main cast: Patton Oswalt (MODOK), Aimee Garcia (MODOK’s wife), Ben Schwartz (MODOK’s son), and Melissa Fumero (MODOK’s daughter).