It looks like one famous Marvel villain will appear in a Paul Rudd-led blockbuster next year, and fans are not sure why.
A threequel to the Scott Lang story promises to be the wildest part of the franchise, as the film's main villain will be Kang the Conqueror. But that's all old news, as one famous insider revealed a whole bunch of interesting information about the movie, promising that it will be much bigger than fans expected. And of all the scoops, one in particular stands out – Marvel's most hilarious villain, MODOK, is rumored to be one of the villains of 'Ant-Man 3'. Yes, you read that right – a giant floating head with a yellow support chair will appear in the live-action movie, and fans are wondering how it would look like in the finished film.
Aside from the basic problem with MODOK's design and the problems it can create for a fun but still fairly realistic movie, fans aren't sure why to include this villain at all, given that the movie's narrative is already quite full of other interesting characters and events.
"I still don't understand how MODOK will fit into this. Like Kang and Quantum Realm and that city down there and Cassie and possibly young Nathaniel Richards all make sense and feel like a tight narrative. But adding MODOK feels so out of left field." – /KostisPat257.
However, some avid MCU fans are coming up with a pretty wild theory that makes some sense. Corey Stoll, who portrayed the villain Yellowjacket in the first 'Ant-Man' movie back in 2015, may return as the MODOK himself, as evidenced by some recent Easter eggs.
"It seems like Darren Cross himself will become MODOK and that Yellowjacket helmet in Loki wasnt just randomly there. Makes me hopeful Marvel will bring back Mads Mikkelsen as Dormammu in Doctor Strange 3." – /TheUncannyBroker.
With an idea like this, the MCU needs to develop a pretty well thought out explanation of how Darren Cross could become a MODOK, and Reddit users are happy to provide the studio with some ideas.
"I guess he loses his helmet and his head grows really big due to weird Pym Particle/Quantam Realm physics. He will fit into the plot because he's still Darren Cross and probably holds a grudge against Scott for making him like that." – /CobraShadowz.
'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' is set to arrive to cinemas on February 17, 2023.