The change of Netflix Marvel Entertainment became clearer on Monday with the announcement of a new and mbadive initiative of several series, called The Offenders. Announced as part of the Television Critics Association's press tour, this collection of four animated series revolves around a few misfit characters from the Marvel Universe, and will land exclusively on Hulu.
That broadcasting service destination makes sense, since Marvel Entertainment has already been two seasons in its Fugitives The series as exclusive to Hulu. But the news also comes days after Marvel's corporate parent, Disney, talked about the content plans for his own Next video streaming service, Disney Plus.
Marvel did not clarify exactly why Hulu was chosen, although the combination of four minor heroes and writers who dominate the series' boundaries could have made Hulu a better choice than a more family-friendly Disney service. (Maybe the Disney corporate gentlemen did not like the idea of children clicking on a cartoon duck without pants, only to end up very, very surprised by what they received). The series has not yet announced any release date or voice. actors, but they are the following, with their respective writers listed:
- Howard, the Marvel Duck (Kevin Smith, Dave Willis)
- Marvel & # 39; s M.O.D.O.K. (Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum)
- Marvel hit monkey (Will Speck, Josh Gordon)
- Marvel Tigra and Dazzler show (Erica Rivinoja, Chelsea Handler)
In particular, missing from that list of writers is George Lucas, who infamously Howard the duckThe biggest moment of the mainstream in a 1986 film.
Of the names of celebrities on that list, Smith and Oswalt stand out as collaborators with a significant comic book experience, although Smith has been badociated with DC heroes such as Batman and Green Arrow. But if you have not been up to date with Smith's comic book work, you can be sure that Howard's animated spin will not revolve around heavy dialogue in a New Jersey mall. (The dialogue could still be heavy, of course, unless Dave "Aqua Teen Hunger Force"Willis has something to say about it.
Meanwhile, the popularity of M.O.D.O.K. as a maniacal and inefficient villain he seems to be a good rival for the comedy of Oswalt and Blum (American father, Community), although we will have to see what exactly is the co-director duo of Gordon and Speck, best known for the 2017 & # 39; s Christmas office party, it can be done with an antihero like Hit Monkey.
The most intriguing entry in this list may well be Tigra and Dazzler, which will combine an independent hero of the 70s with a character from X-Men perhaps best known for being brave in the 90s cartoon (respectively). Comedian Chelsea Handler, host of the Netflix series, will join South Park Veteran Erica Rivinoja will write this series, which will be set in Los Angeles and reunite the heroes as "best friends" (even though the two heroes did not have much contact in the comics until this moment). Of all these series announced, this series, even with only a vague description, seems to be more prepared to feel refreshing compared to the usual Marvel Comic-TV rate.
The news follows Marvel and Netflix announcing cancellations one by one for their live-action Defenders series, with only Jessica Jones Y The Punisher remaining in the cutting block. Strangely, Marvel continues with his convention of "four series announced with a special crusade", since the four animated series mentioned will meet for a special presentation, called "The Offenders", on a date to be determined.