'Marvel's Hit-Monkey' features one of TV's strangest and most compelling duos

Published Nov 18 2021 at 12:00 PM GMT
  • Welcome to Thanks, I Love It, our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week.
  • The premise for Marvel’s Hit-Monkey is gloriously insane: A Japanese snow monkey (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) teams up with the ghost of an assassin named Bryce (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) to take down the people who massacred his entire tribe.
  • You wouldn’t expect this bonkers revenge story to make you cry, but Hit-Monkey pulls it off by investing heavily in Monkey and Bryce’s strange, yet oddly beautiful, relationship.
  • An obscure character from the corners of the Marvel universe, Hit-Monkey made his first appearance in a 2010 comic by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajic.
  • Hit-Monkey’s showrunners and executive producers Will Speck and Josh Gordon quickly became obsessed with his origin story, admiring how it balanced the tragedy of Monkey’s loss with a unique buddy comedy dynamic.



  • Published Nov 18, 2021 12:00 PM GMT