MODOK Face of Corey Stoll Is Finally Seen
The latest trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has the first appearance of Corey Stoll’s bloated MODOK face. In the climax of Marvel’s first Ant-Man film, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang manages to penetrate Corey Stoll’s Yellowjacket suit and sabotage it, causing him to shrink uncontrollably. What happens to Cross? The new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania trailer suggests otherwise. Since we are currently immersed in the Multiverse Saga, it is possible that the Darren Cross depicted in this trailer is an alternate-reality version of the character.
We do know that whichever Darren Cross it is that we’re dealing with here has become the Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing (MODOK) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In this brand-new trailer, we get a glimpse of Stoll’s massive noggin resting comfortably in MODOK’s brand-new hoverchair. Snapshot of the “blink and you’ll miss it” scene:
You’ll either be shouting “MODOK!” or “WHO?” depending on your Marvel knowledge. Therefore, to catch you up here is a summary of the iconic Marvel Comics bad guy: His first major appearance was in Tales of Suspense #94 from 1967; he is a human mutate-cyborg with superhuman intelligence and psionic powers; he has undergone numerous revisions; and he has collaborated with several notable criminal organizations, including Intelligencia. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because it was used in the first season of Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+ last year.
On the other hand, the new trailer for the upcoming Ant-Man sequel shows Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in a much more menacing light, and it appears that MODOK is working with him.
In the TV show Loki, we met a different kind of Kang. Everything went to hell in a handcart when Loki variant Sylvie decided to eliminate the variant known as He Who Remains, who had appointed himself in charge of eliminating the multiverse. After the Ant Family is sucked back into the Quantum Realm, the citizens of the MCU will have to deal with the repercussions of a revived multiverse and Kang’s inevitable variants, like the one seen here trying to stomp the life out of Scott Lang.
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The trailer also gave us a better idea of what to expect from Quantumania, including how Lang is dealing with the fact that he will miss out on spending many years with his daughter Cassie because he was stuck in the Quantum Realm between Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers: Endgame. With his time manipulation abilities, Kang appears to offer Lang a way to get those years back, but their relationship soon seems to sour. As Lang and his family try to flee Kang’s clutches, we see Kang on the offensive and Lang at a tactical disadvantage. If you mess with time, it tends to mess back, as Tony Stark warned.
Though MODOK has always been a slightly ridiculous foe, his Sir Patrick Moore Gamesmaster vibes are leaning into some of that ridiculousness in the live-action adaptation of this story. In the meantime, Patton Oswalt provides his voice for MODOK in a stop-motion animated TV series on Disney+ titled simply MODOK. But please be advised that this is not suitable for children.
Actors like Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne), Jonathan Majors (Kang), Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, William Jackson Harper (possibly as Reed Richards), Katy O’Brian, and Bill Murray are featured in the film Quantomania. Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off with this film, which is set for a wide release on February 17.
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When will Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania be released?
17 February 2023.