When most of us think of Marvel, we think of the countless blockbuster superhero films they have produced over the past decade. Whether that be the standalone Iron Man or Captain America franchises or the all-encompassing Avengers films, Marvel has established themselves in recent years as the status quo for the superhero film genre. With the end of the Avengers franchise coming in 2019 with the release of Avengers: Endgame, many thought this signalled an end to their monstrous run that equated to billions of dollars in box office receipts; they thought wrong however. Throughout the pandemic they provided us with a number of titillating new series such as Wandavision and Loki, both of which premiered on Disney+ to rave reviews, and now another new project is on the way that seemingly defies typical expectations of a Marvel project. The official trailer for Hit-Monkey was unveiled earlier this week and it suffices to say that, Marvel fans or not, viewers are in for a treat.
While Marvel is certainly no stranger to animation, Hit-Monkey certainly comes out of left field. The inventive new series aims to tell the story of a trained hitman who ends up on the wrong side of the gun, only to have his vindictive spirit transferred to the body of a wild monkey that witnessed his demise. As outlandish as it may sound, the trailer for Hit-Monkey is certainly intriguing to say the least as it employs traditional anime styles of animation to tell a story completely unique to Marvel. That trailer can be seen below and should serve as viewers first introduction to the bizarre story, doing an excellent job of easing audiences into an abnormal storyline. The trailer is also filled with plenty of action that should pique virtually anybody’s interest, and highlights the project’s release date: Hit-Monkey is set to debut on Hulu November 17th.
Over the past year, audiences have been introduced to a broad range of new projects as production companies worked tirelessly to fulfill audiences’ demands in the midst of a pandemic. They did a fantastic job given the circumstances and provided us with content that many of us will remember for years to come, and now Hit-Monkey is set to be the next installation of that. We’ll just have to wait a few weeks to see if Marvel has struck gold again, with Hit-Monkey set to premiere on November 17th.