MODOK is set to return to the screen right after his effort to make it as an animated series in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
The character, whose name is an acronym for Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing, initially appeared in Tales of Suspense # 93-94 in 1967 and ended up being a repeating enemy for Captain America, produced by the popular duo of Stan Lee andJack Kirby After numerous looks in comics, computer game, and series, MODOK will go back to the screen played by Corey Stoll, who enlivened Darren Cross, aka Yellowjacket, in the very first Ant-Man motion picture.
Departing a bit from the canon of the comics, this brand-new variation of the character has some extremely strange motivations, as exposed by author Jeff Loveness to SFX Magazine:
“MODOK is maybe my single favorite thing that I got in the movie. Obviously we are very faithful to the comics with the design and the look, but then there is a little bit of extra we put into him. Maybe I’ll get fired off The Kang Dynasty when people see it, but some of my favorite moments come from MODOK and the dynamics there. I’ll just say he was inspired by Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda and Frank Grimes in an old Simpsons episode – this really put-upon, selfish, entitled but then also deeply sad, insecure man who knows that he got a shit deal in life and is trying to make the best of it.”
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 break-in funny that follows a gang of diamond burglars who double-cross one another to discover taken diamonds concealed by the gang leader. Otto, Cline’s character, is a mean and oblivious weapon’s specialist. Frank Grimes, on the other hand, was Homer’s colleague at the Nuclear Power Plant, who was incredibly envious of the primary character’s life and frustrated by his absence of dedication to work.
What’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania About?
Superhero partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne go back to continue their experiences as Ant-Man andThe Wasp Together, with Hope’s moms and dads Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, the household discovers themselves checking out the Quantum Realm, engaging with unusual brand-new animals, and starting an experience that will press them beyond the limitations of what they believed was possible.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer are returning for the motion picture, with Kathryn Newton joining them to play the full-grown variation of Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as the primary bad guy, Kang.