Quantumania’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: MODOK, the mechanized organism designed only to kill, gets a first reveal in leaked merchandise.
MCU fans have had their radars set on the details of the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniathe film that will finally unveil Kang the Conqueror out of the Loki TV series on Disney Plus and properly set up as the franchise’s new big villain at the Thanos level of this phase. But Ant-Man 3 will also feature MODOK, and now fans have their first look at the infamous character.
MODOK was announced as a villain in Ant Man 3, a movie that gets bigger and bigger with each announcement. Now Twitter user Chuck the Conqueror (@conquerorchuck) found a leaked image of an upcoming merch that offers as clear a picture of MODOK live as any so far.
While the film will mark Kang the Conqueror’s full debut on the big screen, it has other villains in tow. MODOK (the mechanized organism designed only to kill) is a man named George Tarleton, a mechanic for AIM, a series of techno-terrorists that plague the Marvel Universe (they were the villains of the recent Marvel’s Avengers game) and was started by Tarleton’s own father. A series of scientific misadventures ensued and AIM Frankenstein turned the guy into a giant-headed, baby-bodied psychopath who floats around in a super-powered gold and purple suit. True to the idea of the multiverse, Marvel saw a recent MODOK in Patton Oswalt’s animated series, but the version seen on the Ant Man 3 the above merchandise looks, well, different.
The new MODOK has a face mask – or is completely mechanical – in a version that partly reads like the character, but lacks the pizzazz of the efforts of comic book superstar Jack Kirby who created the man to the gigantic crumpled face with the odd bowl haircut first done. It’s more mechanical, but like Kang, MODOK could appear in a mask that alters his appearance. The thing now will be to see if the movie makes MODOK a threat or a joke (in the case of the MCU, it’ll probably be a threat with lots of jokes).
As the sequel to strange doctorthe third The ant Man looks more and more like a multiversal crossover movie. A massive rock ’em sock’em, smash ’em crash’em, action adventure that doesn’t leave a second of breath time but delivers surefire adventure as it unfolds on screen before eager eyes public. There are chatters that Ant Man 3 might be one of the franchise’s darkest entries, but either way, it’s sure to be one of the most comprehensive, a buffet packed end-to-end with a little bit of everything.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to hit theaters on February 17, 2023.
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Source: Chuck the Conqueror/Twitter