While this week brought confirmation of the full voice cast for Marvel TV and Hulu’s animated M.O.D.O.K. series, it’s slightly less great news for two other Marvel animated shows.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has decided to cancel their planned Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler animated offerings.
If you remember, it was nearly a year ago that Marvel TV and Hulu announced plans for four new animated series – M.O.D.O.K., Howard the Duck, Tigra & Dazzler, and Hit Monkey – which would be followed by a team-up special titled The Offenders.
From what we’re hearing, the decision to pull Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler was solely the call of Marvel, and Hulu was still keen to move forward with the two shows. To reiterate, M.O.D.O.K. and Hit Monkey are both still happening.
Creative differences actually saw Tigra & Dazzler put on hold earlier this year, and Marvel went as far as releasing the entire staff from the project ahead of plans to start afresh on the project.
Kevin Smith was tasked with developing Howard the Duck with Dave Willis, and Kev has taken to Twitter to comment on this latest news.
Alas, Howard remains trapped in a world he never made. Thanks to #JephLoeb, @DaveWillis2 and the Best Duckin’ Writer’s Room for all the effort. May we all @Marvel meet again one day on something else! https://t.co/e05ad0zn1M— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 25, 2020
Expect more on all of this as and when we get it.