The writer of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Jeff Loveness, says that the character of M.O.D.O.K. was truly inspired by the characters of Otto (A Fish Called Wanda) and Frank Grimes (The Simpsons) in Quantumania. According to Loveness, M.O.D.O.K. is selfish, and entitled but then also deeply sad.
In an interview with SFX magazine, Jeff Loveness revealed how the MCU’s version of M.O.D.O.K. shades. He said, “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 M.O.D.O.K. and the dynamics there.”
“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,” added Loveness. “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. He’s a real loose cannon character and I had a great amount of fun with him.”
In Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang, the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible.
Directed by Peyton Reed. The film stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne alongside Jonathan Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, William Jackson Harper, Katy O’Brian, and Bill Murray.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is scheduled to hit theaters on February 17, 2023.