After 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, many likely believed that the era of Marvel superhero films was coming to an end. Those people were clearly incorrect however as Marvel is stronger than ever before, producing new films as we speak while additionally expanding to the television format through Disney+ streaming service. Series such as Wandavision and The Falcon & Winter Soldier have received rave reviews during a time when contact was more in demand than ever before, only further solidifying Marvel’s place in Hollywood. They’re far from finished however, with a new animated series currently in the works at Hulu that explores the story of a far lesser known MCU character in Hit-Monkey.
When most of us think about Marvel, the first superheroes that pop to mind are the likes of Captain America and Iron Man. Their next project is set to be a little different however, telling the story of a relatively new MCU character: Hit-Monkey is set to adapt a comic series of the same name that debuted in 2010 about a killer monkey. That might sound a bit outlandish, but the series seemingly draws upon the tension between man and mammals in an intriguing way that should serve as the foundation for an interesting project. The trailer for the project highlights that in fast-paced fashion, showcasing Hit-Monkey’s prowess as a skilled assassin with a penchant for violence. Hulu subscribers can prepare for the premiere of Hit-Monkey this November 17th.
While this project seemingly strays from fans’ expectations of a Marvel project, Hit-Monkey could be the beginning of something big for Marvel. While they have relied upon live-action films for over a decade now, they are now making the transition to not just the television format but animation as well. This provides them with countless opportunities to create new and refreshing content for decades to come, keeping fans happy and Marvel at the top of their game. The trailer for Hit-Monkey is certainly intriguing, but we will just have to wait and see how the series fares when it hits Hulu in November.