Who is MODOK? The new Ant-Man 3 trailer has given us our best look yet at Scott Lang and Hope Pym’s next adventure, and we finally know exactly what Kang the Conqueror is planning for the MCU’s smallest hero.
More excitingly, though, the teaser for the new Marvel movie has given us our first look at everyone’s favourite Marvel villain, MODOK. But who is MODOK? Well, he’s a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, of course (ignore the ‘for’, he certainly does). What, you need more than that? OK, here’s everything you could possibly want to know about the man with the biggest head in superhero movies and the threat he poses to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in Ant-Man 3.
Who is MODOK in Ant-Man 3?
In Ant-Man 3, MODOK lives in the Quantum realm and serves Kang the Conqueror. He appears when it’s revealed that Kang has put a hit out on Scott and Cassie Lang, trying to kill them (he is a murder machine, after all).
He fails, and more than once, before getting somewhat redeemed by Cassie. He eventually joins the Ant-Man team to defeat Kang, before paying for his insolence. That’s our MODOK, always trying to do what’s right (in a round-about sort of way).
Does Corey Stoll play MODOK?
Corey Stoll, who played Yellowjacket in the first Ant-Man movie, plays MODOK.
Who is MODOK in the comics?
In the comics, MODOK is George Tarleton who was a humble technician working for the evil organisation AIM. Tarleton was transformed against his will into MODOC (Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing) by the scientists at AIM, which gave George incredible intelligence.
AIM had hoped to use George as a living computer, but he was too strong-willed to be controlled. Renaming himself MODOK (Mental Organism Designed For Only for Killing), George used his new intellect to take control of AIM.
Once in charge, he plotted to take over the world but frequently found himself coming into conflict with the various superbeings in the Marvel comic universe, most notably The Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, as well as various other members of the Avengers.
What are MODOK’s powers and abilities?
In the comic books, MODOK has super intelligence as a result of the mutagenic experiment he was subjected to. MODOK is essentially a living supercomputer capable of solving even the most difficult of problems in nanoseconds.
Unfortunately, while MODOK’s cognitive abilities have been enhanced to superhuman levels, his head has grown to a ridiculous size, and his body has atrophied as a result. This has forced him to use a custom-built hover chair to get around, which has been kitted out with various weapons to protect MODOK’s weak body.
As a result of various experiments, he’s subjected himself to MODOK and also has some psychic abilities, including telepathy and mind control.
If you want to know more about the MCU’s smallest hero, check out our guide to the best Ant-Man characters, or we have an article breaking down the Ant-Man cast. Plus, we’ve got an Ant-Man 3 review if you’re on the fence about seeing the film.
You can also read our guides on the Marvel series and Marvel’s Phase 5 for more. If you’re still desperate to know even more about Scott Lang’s newest adventure, we’ve got articles explaining the Ant-Man 3 ending, who plays MODOK, how to watch Ant-Man 3, and even a list of everyone who dies in Ant-Man 3. If that’s not enough, we also have a guide to the Ant-Man 4 release date.