New Ant-Man 3 Funko! Pops give the best look yet at the MCU’s MODOK design from the villain’s appearance in the upcoming Paul Rudd-led threequel.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Funko! Pops tease the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s MODOK design. The Ant-Man film series in the MCU has always been the go-to for comedic relief from the more heavy, dramatic films. However, with the upcoming third entry, the characters of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and their family will soon find themselves being confronted by the next major villain with Kang the Conquerer (Jonathan Majors). Besides him, there will also be the cinematic debut appearance of Marvel fan favorite MODOK, the robotic killing machine, though his role in the film remains largely unknown.
The Twitter fan page, Marvel News, managed to snap a few images of Funko Pop’s upcoming figurines to promote Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and among them just so happened to be the character MODOK. Not only does this further confirm the character’s appearance, it also finally gives a better look as to the MCU design of the iconic villain. Check out the Funko! Pops below:
What Role Does MODOK Have In Ant-Man 3?
Within Marvel Comics lore, MODOK was once a brilliant scientist named George Tarleton who worked for the organization A.I.M. He is chosen to be experimented on and turned into a human computer, developing a large head on a small robotic base. Becoming overly ambitious, he breaks free and fashions himself into a maniacal villain, facing off against such heroes as Captain America, Hulk and Namor. The character has appeared in various animated shows, even leading his own series with Patton Oswalt voicing him, and was considered to appear in Captain America: Winter Soldier, with Peter Dinklage in the role. He was also set to appear in a planned New Warriors TV with The Thing‘s Keith David playing him, but the series was never picked up.
While fans will no doubt be eager to see him on screen, the question remains as to what his purpose within the overall story of the movie will be. The plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania revolves around Lang’s family finding themselves in the Quantum Realm and interacting with the inner space inhabitants. It’s possible that the film will re-imagine the character as being a robotic program that serves the people of the Quantum Realm, or possibly Kang himself. Knowing that Kang has sinister motives for the heroes, MODOK will probably be more than willing to complete his mission of killing, or at least assist in doing so.
Marvel has a reputation for being secretive about plot points and MODOK’s importance is no exception. While it is great to finally have a concept of what his appearance will be like, much of the excitement comes from not knowing when he comes into the film or what his plans will be. With fans and audiences more focused on Kang, this will allow for MODOK’s introduction to still be surprising. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will kickstart Phase Five of the MCU, and if all goes well, hope for seeing more of the deranged killing machine will be high.
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