Marvel's Hit-Monkey, a vestige from a since-discarded plan for a number of interconnected Marvel animated series outside the MCU (saved for M.O.D.O.K), will be coming to screens on November 17th, as revealed in the cartoon's very first teaser.
Ted Lasso's Jason Sudeikis plays Bryce, a formerly alive assassin whose ghost now mentors Hit-Monkey (Fred Tatascriore) – a Japanese snow monkey whose tribe was slaughtered by assassins, an event that left him with only one goal: to avenge this people by slashing and shooting his way through the Tokyo criminal underworld.
George Takei, Olivia Munn, Nobi Nakanishi and Ally Maki round out the voice cast. The characters Fat Cobra and Lady Bullseye also appear over the show's expected 10-episode run.
The little-known Marvel antihero first appeared in a Marvel Comics one-shot in 2010, created by writer Daniel Way and artist Dalibor Talajić, and later went on to feature in a three-issue arc in Deadpool #19-21. Now that Deadpool will be joining the MCU, and since Marvel Television has been folded into Marvel Studios, could this be setting up a Hit-Monkey/Deadpool face-off? Because, yes please.
Marvel's Hit-Monkey will releases in the US on Hulu November 17th, while its UK release via Disney+ Star is yet to be announced.