A Marvel Hulu show is returning, but it will look a bit different this season. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Hit Monkey is getting a season 2. However, the animated show will no longer carry the Marvel branding it wore in the first salvo of episodes. It’s rare for a show to be picked up after such a big gap between the first season and the purported follow-up. However, it’s likely that Marvel wanted to make sure everything was in line with their brand before embarking on Season 2. In November 2021, the animation side of the business with Hulu looked quite a bit different. Jeph Loeb has given the go-ahead for four series, including the monkey show, MODOK, Howard the Duck and Tigra & Dazzler. Fans were excited about the announcements. But in the end, only the Hit-Monkey villain and Patton Oswalt made it to the small screen.
Marvel TV no longer exists in its former iteration. Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are working on more continuity between TV and movies on Disney+. But it’s nice to see adult Hulu animation fans still getting some love. It’s been a strange few years for Marvel TV fans as the Defender verse seemingly heads for the big leagues with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil getting a solo show on Disney+. Viewers who loved Jon Bernthal’s Punisher and Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider would also love to see those characters summoned at some point as well. We’ll have to wait and see what comes out.
Marvel fans have other adult content to look forward to
On the MCU side of things, there’s been a growing rumble among the fan base about including some adult-oriented stories. Well, Marvel Studios is ready to scratch that itch with the aforementioned Daredevil: Born Again and Deadpool 3. The second title in that series is of particular interest to the larger comic book fan because of the tone of the first two Ryan Reynolds vehicles. Both deadpool movies are wildly irreverent and decidedly more “mature” than what the MCU usually puts out. But Kevin Feige actually says that the worrying is largely for nothing. See what he had to say here.
“It’s rated R and we’re currently working on a script, and Ryan is currently supervising a script,” Feige confirmed, saying last year, “It’s not going to be [filming] this year. Ryan is a very busy, very successful actor. We have some things that we’ve already announced that we need to make now, but it’s exciting that it’s started. Again, a very different type of character in the MCU, and Ryan is a force of nature, which is great to see him bring that character to life.”
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