What drew you to the character of MODOK when creating this collection?
I’ve all the time beloved the Marvel oddities, the weirdos of the Marvel Universe. Clearly, I like my X-Males and my Avengers and all that, however particularly the villains. And MODOK is that this wonderful Jack Kirby design that, once you see it, it stays with you ceaselessly. This big floating head with child legs and arms who needs to take over the world and takes itself very critically. And once I was speaking to Marvel about attainable comedy tasks with them, he was the primary character that popped into my head — a personality that Patton and I had a lot love for.
And also you ask questions on these characters, like “The place does this man go at night time?” “What does it take to run an evil group like A.I.M.?” And all of the sudden, this comedy is sort of born out of, “What are the scenes that we do not get to see? What occurs when MODOK leaves that Captain America panel? The place does he go? What does he do?” And to me, it was one of many best exhibits to provide you with and construct as a result of it was all there already within the character.
The place did you draw inspiration from for his backstory and household life?
We had been like, “Who would marry him? What would his youngsters be like?” I’ve labored in animation for a very long time, and from “The Simpsons” ahead, there’s completely a sort of a practice of a kind of household. And we needed to interrupt the mould slightly bit and construct a household that was blended religion and blended race and blended MODOK folks and regular folks, and sort of have it resemble a contemporary household that seemed very completely different, I believe, than what’s been historically seen on tv. We needed to humanize them in that they are messy and sophisticated, and the issues between MODOK and his household do not get resolved on the finish of each episode with a giant hug. It is far more difficult than that.
These characters are going to develop and alter over the season, which I assumed could be enjoyable and would, hopefully, shock folks. If you’re not possibly anticipating as a lot coronary heart, hopefully, within the present, once you see it for the primary time, and that we may make you relate to those big-headed Marvel monsters, and provides them one thing that you simply noticed your self in.