Marvel villain struggles with work-life balance in preview of Hulu's animated 'M.O.D.O.K.'

Patton Oswalt produces the animated show and voices the titular villain.

Comedian and comic fan Patton Oswalt produces the animated show and voices the titular villain, who's little more than a giant head in a floating cannister -- and whose name stands for "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing."

In the snippet, he reminds a foe of just that, using a laser on his head to shoot down a fighter jet -- and then its parachuting pilot -- to prove his point.

The series promises to delve into the work-life balance of the absurd-looking baddie.

An all-star voice cast including Beck Bennett of "Saturday Night Live" and "The Goldbergs" matriarch Wendi McLendon-Covey will be heard when the show debuts on Hulu on May 21.

"M.O.D.O.K." is one of two survivors of what was to be a quartet of animated superhero shows for the streaming network, which at one time included the Chelsea Handler-produced "Tigra & Dazzler" and the Kevin Smith-backed "Howard the Duck."

The only other project reportedly moving forward from that slate is another animated show, "Hit Monkey," about a simian assassin. "Blades of Glory" writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck are producing that one. Incidentally, before he was offered the job directing "Guardians of the Galaxy," writer-director James Gunn previously said he once pitched Marvel Studios a "Hit Monkey" film.

Marvel is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC News and "Good Morning America."

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