Hulu has released a new official trailer for Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, coming to the streaming service in November. The premise seems straight out of an episode of Marvel’s What If…?!
Co-created and executive-produced by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, after a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin and together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld. Marvel’s Joe Quesada is also an executive producer on the series. Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajic created the Hit-Monkey character for Marvel Comics in 2010, first appearing in Hit-Monkey #1.
In the trailer, it is revealed how the connection between Bryce (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) and the Japanese snow macaque (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is formed: while running away from mysterious figures and getting shot to death in the Alps, Bryce’s spirit gets tied to a monkey that watched closely while all of this went down. They all know it’s weird and they say it.
The trailer also shows we can expect a lot of banter between Bryce and monkey, as well as a lot of action and blood and the title character wreaking havoc with guns and a suit. Aside from Sudeikis and Tatasciore, the voice cast also features George Takei as a politician that tries to set things right after Bryce’s death and Olivia Munn as Akiko, the politician’s niece.
The cast also includes George Takei as Shinji Yokohama, Olivia Munn as Akiko, Ally Maki as Haruka, and Nobi Nakanishi as Ito. The new trailer also offers a glimpse of two additional Marvel Comics characters appearing in the series, Lady Bullseye and Fat Cobra.
Hulu and Marvel Television initially announced Hit-Monkey as part of a larger slate of animated television series featuring Marvel Comics characters. In addition to Hit-Monkey, there were plans for MODOK, Tigra & Dazzler, and Howard the Duck, all leading to a crossover called The Offenders. Of those shows, only Hit-Monkey and MODOK made it to release. The others were canceled after Marvel Studios absorbed Marvel Television.
Here’s the official synopsis: After a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin and together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld.
Marvel’s Hit-Monkey will premiere exclusively on Hulu on 17 November. All the 10 episodes will be released at once.