Now that Marvel Studios have finally released its latest, and probably last, official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, MCU fans now have a clearer idea of how the villainous big-headed baddie MCU MODOK arrives in the Quantum Realm.
MODOK (short for Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) gained attention recently after rumors of his inclusion in the MCU Phase 5 film debut, especially when it was confirmed during last year’s San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). Although only a brief glimpse of the mechanical villain was seen in the exclusive SDCC trailer for the sequel, he appears to have a significant role alongside Ant-Man and Kang. In case you missed it, here’s the official IMAX trailer of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
Last December, it was also officially revealed that a Funko Pop! version of MCU MODOK will be around as part of the film’s many tie-ins. The vinyl collectible features the villain’s distinctive golden color and redesigned face from its comic book appearances. And with the recent trailer for Ant-Man 3 has revealed more details about MCU MODOK and his possible origins.
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The recent trailer for Ant-Man 3 provided a glimpse of the MCU version of MODOK, showing that the character will retain its humanoid face, consistent with its comic book appearance. The trailer also confirms that actor Corey Stoll will reprise his role from the first Ant-Man movie as Yellowjacket. It also shows a shot of MODOK with a menacing and metallic face with glowing eyes, indicating how frightening the character will be when he is fully revealed in the Quantum Realm.
The trailer for Ant-Man 3 hinted that MODOK and Kang would collaborate somehow, but it is unclear how that will unfold. The trailer also showed Kang seeking help from Ant-Man as he endeavors to gain control over the multiverse. The last time we saw Stoll’s Yellowjacket character was when he agonizingly shrunk in jarring proportions as his suit malfunctioned. One theory floating around the MCU fandom is that Yellowjacket eventually landed in the Quantum Realm after that incursion with Ant-Man in the first film and was somehow distorted physically and mentally as he was violently sucked into the quantum dimension.
If this is the direction Marvel Studios will take in introducing MCU MODOK, then the cybernetic antagonist certainly has a lot to say to Scott Lang. It’s surely exciting to see how this plot unfolds once the film hits theaters on February 17.