Last month, we shared some M.O.D.O.K. fan art based on the descriptions that were posted online following Marvel Studios' panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The image fooled some people into believing it was official concept art, but we now have a first look at the actual character design thanks to some tie-in merchandise.
An Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania t-shirt featuring promo art of the "Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing" has found its way online, giving us some idea of what to expect from the villain's MCU debut.
It's certainly an interesting take on the character, but M.O.D.O.K. has always been one of the most bizarre-looking Marvel Comics baddies, so his live-action debut should reflect that.
We're still not sure how M.O.D.O.K. will factor into the threequel, but the rumor mill points to none other than Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) taking on the mantle after being banished to the Quantum Realm towards the end of the first Ant-Man movie
While the notion of Cross being somehow transformed into the megalomaniacal villain might seem far-fetched, it would explain why we haven't seen the character in so many years, and Stoll has been confirmed to reprise the role of the former Yellowjacket.
Peyton Reed is back behind the camera for Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne's (Evangeline Lilly) next adventure, which will feature the return of Jonathan Majors as the villainous Kang the Conqueror and the debut of Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang.
Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer are set to return as Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne. "Wombats" Luis (Michael Peña) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian) will also be back as Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) sidekicks, but T.I. (Dave) is believed to have been dropped from the movie amid multiple allegations of sexual assault against him and his wife.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is set to hit theaters on February 17, 2023.