Now for the big question: why on Earth did it take so long for “Hit-Monkey” season 2 to be announced? For starters, the show was originally given the green light back when Marvel Television was still around, before the division was closed down and everything was shifted under the Marvel Studios umbrella. That movie paved the way for the Disney+ shows such as “WandaVision” and “Loki.” Meanwhile, “M.O.D.O.K.” and “Hit-Monkey” were kind of caught in the middle. As for the big crossover Hulu had planned with other would-be shows “Tigra & Dazzler” and “Howard the Duck” before the big behind-the-scenes shift? Scrapped along with Marvel Television.
While “M.O.D.O.K.” was scrapped after a single season, that may have had more to do with the fact that the character is going to debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” That’s speculative, but it is highly unlikely Hit-Monkey is ever going to make that jump. As such, once the dust settled between Marvel Television shuttering its doors and Marvel Studios absorbing the TV side of things, “Hit-Monkey probably seemed like a good bet to retain.
The series debuted with solid reviews, has the Marvel brand attached to it, and is probably not terribly expensive to produce. As such, it gives Disney’s other streaming service, Hulu, a way to stay in the Marvel business without getting in the way of the MCU. As for the “Marvel” name being dropped from the title? According to The Hollywood Reporter, that has to do with the fact that 20th Television Animation is taking over as the primary studio for the second season. Though the Marvel logo will still appear in the show, likely in a pre-credits card.