Introducing Daveed Diggs as Rat King

Screenshot of a clip from Marvel's Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur showing the Rat King capturing Moon Girl.

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Since its premiere final month, Moon Lady & Satan Dinosaur has managed to cement itself as among the best Marvel cartoons in years. A lot of that may be owed to the present’s characters; past Lunella and Satan, the folks that inhabit the Decrease East Aspect of New York all have character and really feel like they’ve one thing happening past getting caught up in the heroes’ orbit.

That additionally extends to the villains which have popped up within the present’s first run of episodes, like Laurence Fishburne’s Beyonder and Jennifer Hudson’s Mane. This week’s episode, “Trainer’s Pet,” provides one other colourful villain to the present’s roster within the type of the Rat King. Per the episode’s logline, Lunella’s assigned to care for her class’ hamster, which begins out as a straightforward gig till Satan will get jealous of the little rodent. When the hamster goes lacking after being unintentionally freed, Lunella goes on the lookout for it, and winds up changing into conscious of the Rat King’s existence.

Rat King | Marvel’s Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur | @disneychannel

Disney offered io9 with an unique clip of the brand new episode, whereby the King introduces himself to Moon Lady with the sewer rats underneath his command. When io9 talked to Moon Lady’s Steve Loter and Rodney Clouden earlier than the present’s premiere, they defined that they got free reign to tweak the characters into the present’s fashion. That continues with the Rat King, who makes use of his rat military to steal the half-eaten meals from New York eating places. Voiced by Daveed Diggs of Hamilton and Snowpiercer fame, the King talks with a pompous theatricality becoming of his perceived royalty. With how fashionable and musical the present has confirmed to be previously, perhaps we’ll additionally hear Diggs put his vocals to the check as he sings about his grand, rat-powered grasp plan.

The “Trainer’s Pet” episode of Moon Lady & Satan Dinosaur premieres on Disney Channel on Saturday, March 11. Disney+ subscribers are capable of watch it and 5 extra new episodes proper now.

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