I think many of you must have seen the movie Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. And this time you must have seen a new character with a big head. If you read the regular comic book, you would know its name is Modok. This time in Ant-Man, The Wasp: Quantumania Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Kang (Jonathan Major), Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) as well as Modok have given us more film pleasure. Modok has acted very well as a villain along with Kang. But do you know where this character came from? If you don’t have the answer. I have the answer to this.
Modok Ant man 3 : Who is Modok?
Modok Comic History
Modok was introduced within the Marvel Universe in 1967 issue #94 of the Tales of Suspense. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Modok means – Mental Mechanized Organism Design Only for Killing. In the comics, the abbreviation for MODOK is slightly different – the M stands for mental, not mechanical. Modok whose real name is George Tarleton. He began his career as a technician at Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM), an arms-dealing organization founded by his father.
Advanced Idea Mechanics wanted to do such an experiment, in which they needed a volunteer. Which was taken to George Tarleton as a volunteer. the experiment is successful but it also has a side effect – George Tarleton turns into a giant head in the form of trouble. And the Hoberchair was their only mode of mobility. And later, MODOK kills all its creators and takes full control of AIM.
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For several years, there has been a push for M.O.D.O.K. to make his debut in the MCU. He almost made an appearance in the series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ( ABC ), but that plan was later scrapped. Peter Dinklage was also suggested for the role by Captain America: Winter Soldier co-writer Christopher Markus, but Dinklage’s talents were used for the role of Blacksmith Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War.
There was also a short-lived stop-motion animated series of the same name on Hulu. But now that M.O.D.O.K.’s fate seemed certain – he appears to have died in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – it remains to be seen if the character will be seen again in the MCU.
AIM undergoes mutation in hopes of becoming more intelligent. This enlarges his head while keeping his arms and legs the same size, forcing him to use a hoverchair to get around. He later takes control of AIM with plans to conquer the world. Spoiler alert: He does not take over the world and is eventually taken down by Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk.
The role of M.O.D.O.K. in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the MCU
Before Cross was stuck in the Quantum Realm, he was the antagonist of the first Ant-Man movie. The charismatic scientist was Hank’s protégé and wanted to create a replica of the Pym particles that Hank had created and hidden from humanity because he feared they’d fall into the wrong hands.
Cross succeeded in making something similar, and he tried to capitalize on his creation by auctioning off the product to potential buyers, including SHIELD, The Ten Rings, and HYDRA. He also made a shrinking suit called the Yellowjacket, which eventually became his undoing and was the reason he was stuck in the quantum world. Cross didn’t appear in the second film but returned in Quantumania as M.O.D.O.K.
His presence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is odd because the audience doesn’t get the full extent of his backstory. Essentially, we know that Kang saved Cross and that he’s Kang’s assistant who does whatever Kang asks of him, including trying to kill Cassie again. The two fight, and after Cassie figures out how to make herself big, she manages to stop him.
Cassie tells M.O.D.O.K. that he doesn’t have to be an “asshole” and think for himself. In the heat of the fight between the Langs/Pyms and Kang, M.O.D.O.K. breaks. Kang’s force field and the ants that Hank has united can stomp Kang down and take him away.