First look Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania villain MODOK is out online via Funko Pop! an image that reveals his design for the MCU.
It’s no secret that it’s a focus Ant-Man 3 has been on Jonathan Majors’ Kang Mukuni as it builds to the events of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. However, the time-traveller won’t be the only enemy the team will face as MODOK will be making his MCU debut in the February 2023 release.
The Direct first broke the news of the director-general’s involvement in December 2021 before it was made official at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Although signs are pointing to some major changes to his iconic comic appearance, anticipation is high to see how MODOK will fit into the Quantum picture.
The artist behind Quantumania‘s MODOK has already called “one of the best experiences” of his creative work, and fans are eager to pay attention. There was a short summary of the villain’s fate to attend this year’s Comic-Con and D23, but that, unfortunately, could not be made public.
Ant-Man’s MODOK Revealed With New Merch
As described by D23’s reviewers Ant-Man 3 trailer, the MCU’s MODOK has a big change from the comics. Perhaps the biggest one comes from his golden faceplate, which could indicate that he will be a very active person or maybe it is just a mask designed to hide the man down until he is released.
Many more Quantumania figures have also been put online, including better new costumes for Ant-Man and the Wasp, as well as Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror.
How Does MODOK Fit Into Ant-Man 3’s Kang Story?
Marvel Studios has yet to really reveal MODOK to the world, as he has remained absent from public trailers, so it’s too early to be sure how he plays into the story. The crux of the story, based on what is known so far, sees the Ant-Man family immersed in the Quantum Realm and sent to pull off Kang’s heist.
This leaves the question of how MODOK might fit into the event, as to whether he will join forces with Kang, Ant-Man, or his third party. Another theory suggests that the super villain may be around the Quantum Realm rather than the famous time conqueror’s throne, which is what he sends the heroes to steal.
If this happens, MODOK may end up being the main villain of Quantumania while Kang functions more as a “shadow” threat. As a time traveler he will be the next villain for the Avengers to face The Kang Dynasty and Secret Warthis would make sense.
But what is still confusing is why MODOK looks the way he does in the MCU and why his face is covered in gold instead of his face. Maybe the team just struggled to make this design translate into action, or maybe it’s what’s behind the mask that will turn out to be a revelation.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on February 17, 2023.