wonderfully Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will introduce a new character to the MCU with MODOK, also known as Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. It was a fun surprise to see this character in the movie trailer and he looks incredibly weird! I am very curious to see how exactly MODOK will be used in the story.
The scriptwriter of the film. jeff loveness recently opened up about the villain and discussed how much fun it was to introduce the wonderfully absurd character. He told SFX Magazine/GamesRadar:
“MODOK is maybe my favorite thing I got in the movie. Obviously we’re very faithful to the comics with the design and the look, but then we put a little extra on it. I might get fired.” from The Kang Dynasty when people watch it, but some of my favorite moments come from MODOK and the dynamic there.”
He then went on to share the inspiration behind the character, and it comes from two of the most unlikely places… The Simpsons and the 1988 comedy A fish named Wanda. Loveless explained:
“I’ll just say that he was inspired by Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda and Frank Grimes in an old episode of The Simpsons: this really annoying, selfish, overbearing but also deeply sad and insecure man who knows he’s got shit.” deal in life and he’s trying to get the best out of it.”
That seems fitting for a malevolent giant head in a flying chair. It has also been confirmed that he will be played in the film by corey stoll. The writer went on to say:
“His ego will collapse the moment he’s challenged, but also like Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda, he’s pretty good at killing people. He’s a really loose character and I had a lot of fun with him. That was almost day one on the room: we figured out MODOK as a character and the movie became a lot of fun.”
Well these comments got me a little more excited about the movie and what we will see from MODOK. This is gonna be great!
In the movie, “Superheroes team up with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Along with Hope’s parents, Hank Pym (michael douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (michelle pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures, and embarking on an adventure that will take them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.”
Directed by peyton cane and produced by kevin feigepga and Stephen Broussardpga, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also stars jonathan older like Kang, David Dastmalchian as you see, Katy O’Brian like Jentorra, william jackson harper like Quaz and Bill Murray as Lord Krylar.
The sci-fi adventure opens in theaters on February 17, 2023.