When Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premieres, fans will get to see a live-action look at the infamous comic character MODOK, a character that writer Jeff Loveness says was one of his favorite bites of the movie.
Speaking in an interview with SFX magazine for an upcoming issue, Loveness — who was a writer on Quantumania — said that MODOK (short for Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing) was one of the favorite things he got into the movie, and describes the character as “a real loose cannon.”
“MODOK is maybe my single favorite thing that I got in the movie,” Loveness said. “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.”
Loveness said that MODOK’s ego, similar to that of his comic book counterpart, can be pretty fragile at times.
“His ego will crumble the second he’s challenged but then also like Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda, he’s pretty good at killing people,” said Loveness. “He’s a real loose cannon character and I had a great amount of fun with him. That was almost day one in the room – we cracked MODOK as a character and the movie just became so fun.”
“In the film, which officially kicks off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp,” says the synopsis. “Together, 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 push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.”
The third installment in the Ant-Man series will bring permanent changes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to Kang the Conqueror, it has also been confirmed that fan-favorite Marvel villain M.O.D.O.K will be making his live-action debut in the film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is once again being directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay written by Jeff Loveness. It is slated for release on February 17, 2023.