Quantumania Writer Jeff Loveness Talks MODOK Inspirations

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness talks about his MODOK inspirations

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness talks about his MODOK inspirations in a recent interview. Talking with SFX Magazine Loveness explained how MODOK was one of the key characters to break for story. Though comic book fans will need no introduction to MODOK this will be the first we’eve seen him in the MCU.

As Loveness explains, while they took a lot of inspiration from that comic book character, they also went deeper.

“MODOK is maybe my single favorite thing that I got in the movie. Obviously we are very faithful to the comics with the design and the look, but then there is a little bit of extra we put into him. Maybe I’ll get fired off The Kang Dynasty when people see it, but some of my favorite moments come from MODOK and the dynamics there.”

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So whilst the look is comic book inspired, what about his personality?

“I’ll just say he was inspired by Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda and Frank Grimes in an old Simpsons episode – this really put-upon, selfish, entitled but then also deeply sad, insecure man who knows that he got a shit deal in life and is trying to make the best of it.”

“His ego will crumble the second he’s challenged, but then also like Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda, he’s pretty good at killing people,” Loveness adds. “He’s a real loose cannon character, and I had a great amount of fun with him. That was almost day one in the room – we cracked MODOK as a character and the movie just became so fun.”

Of course whilst it has never been officially announced, we do know who is playing MODOK in Quantumania. This could though be regarded as a SPOILER if you do not follow any rumors. Ergo,


It has been known for some time that Corey Stoll is playing MODOK i.e. Darren Cross from Ant-Man. Therefore one can see where some of this personality would come from. It will certainly be interesting to see how MODOK reacts to meeting Scott, Hope and Hank again. I mean you imagine he will blame them for his current fate? Hopefully MODOK is not a one-off. I’d like to see him rear his giant ugly head somewhere else in the MCU. It would be cool to see him show up in The Kang Dynasty for example.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness talks about his MODOK inspirations. What do you think of his comments? Thoughts below as always.

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