In a Tweet sent on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, the official Marvel account released a trailer for the upcoming Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. animated series, all ten episodes of which are arriving for streaming on Hulu on May 21st, 2021… and while that might have been exciting enough, series co-creator Jordan Blum wasn’t content to leave well enough alone, and Tweeted out an uncensored version of the trailer shortly thereafter.
— Jordan Blum (@BlumJordan) April 21, 2021
Don’t tell M.O.D.O.K. what he can’t say
In addition to giving M.O.D.O.K. a chance to slip in some swears (his mouth, like his head, is huge and filthy), the uncensored trailer affords us a few very tantalizing glimpses of some of the Marvel madness you can expect when Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. arrives in May.
First up, there’s the unusually symmetrical realm of Asgard, replete with the Bifrost (I guess Surtur hasn’t gotten around to trashing this universe’s version of the Asgardian Kingdom yet).
Plus, we get a glimpse of a ride on Fin Fang Foom (which seems like a pretty dangerous proposition to us, but hey, he seems to be enjoying himself).
The M.O.D.O.K. Family
And as you may have gleaned from earlier looks at the upcoming animated series, the Scarlet Witch isn’t the only Marvel Universe character to settle down in suburbia and start a family of her own.
As we see in this trailer, M.O.D.O.K. (series co-creator Patton Oswalt) and Jodie (Aimee Garcia) are going through a divorce, and although she seems to now be dating Wonder Man (Nathan Fillion), M.O.D.O.K. just might be content to blame their kids, Melissa (Melissa Fumero) and Lou (Ben Schwartz).
Rounding out the cast is the Super-Adaptoid (Jon Daly), who is obviously a fan of 90s alternative rock, and Iron Man (Jon Hamm), who discovers how difficult it is to avoid going for the head when you’re dealing with M.O.D.O.K.
Wait… a family?
You aren’t alone if you’re confused about the fact that the long-standing Marvel villain M.O.D.O.K. seems to suddenly have a family! However, the answers may be waiting at your local comic shop (and/or on the Marvel Unlimited app), as the four-issue miniseries M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games by Blum, Oswalt, Scott Hepburn, Carlos Lopez, and Travis Lanham drops clues about what the nature of the relationship between this on-screen M.O.D.O.K. and the M.O.D.O.K. of the 616 might be.
The fourth and final issue of the Head Games miniseries will be released next Wednesday, April 28th, 2021. Will you be picking up a copy? The Beat is waiting to hear from you! Let us know in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat.