Marvel unveils new ‘incredible’ series
In 2019, it was announced that Marvel and Hulu would be releasing a list of adult animated shows such as Marvel’s MODOK, Tigra & Dazzler Show, Howard the Duck, and Hit-Monkey. All the series were going to be part of a crossover titled The delinquants, but Marvel Studios has split from Marvel Television and only two shows have reached a release date: MODOK (2021) & Hit-Monkey (2021).
Fans of the Marvel character Hit-Monkey will be happy to hear that his upcoming series has a new official trailer which is now available for viewing. The show will tell the story of a Japanese snow monkey, whose tribe has been mutilated, and by teaming up with an American assassin, they make their way through the underworld of the Yakuza. Hit-Monkey is a fairly new Marvel character compared to the rest – he made his first appearance a decade ago in Marvel Comics’ Hit-Monkey # 1.
According to Marvel, the monkey is more agile and faster than a human; however, he does not have any superpowers:
âAs a Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata, also known as the snow monkey), Hit-Monkey is proportionately stronger and faster than a human being, although he is not super powerful. macaques, it is cold-adapted, is an excellent swimmer, possesses advanced pedal dexterity allowing it to use its feet as hands and has a much superior sense of smell than humans. It is smarter than the average macaque, understands the concepts of murder and revenge, and is able to copy fighting styles and the use of guns after observing them. He is one of the best melee fighters in the world and is skilled with a variety of weapons.His distinctive style is a combination of oriental martial arts and ape agility, recognizable by experienced assassins.He is also trained in survival and the use of herbal remedies native to northern Japan. Hit -Monkey has a natural animal magnetism, which makes human females want to spend time with him. It has a 3 inch non-prehensile tail.
According to Comicbook.com, Fred Tatasciore (Hit-Monkey) and Jason Sudeikis (Bryce) were cast as the show’s main characters. Other cast members include George Takei (Shinji Yokohama), Olive Munn (Akiko), Ally Maki (Haruka), and Nobi Nakanishi (Ito). Joe Quesada will be the executive producer of the next series. Daniel Way and Dalabor TalajiÄ are credited as being the creators of the Marvel monkey character.
Creator of MODOK, Jordan Blum, spoke to Comicbook.com and said he was able to see pieces of Hit-Monkey and said the show is “amazing”.
âI’ve seen a bit of it, and it looks amazing. I was a consultant on the other shows because maybe I was going to do The Offenders if it ever happened. It was very cool. Everyone has to do their own thing. We haven’t changed anything on our show. But no, you know, I think you want to give the showrunners a little bit of freedom to sort of establish their characters and the voices of the shows and not worry too much about how it all fits together. It was going to be my burden.
Hit-Monkey is set to premiere on November 17, 2021 on Hulu. It’s unclear at this time if the show will eventually be available on Disney +. Watch the official trailer below:
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