One Of The MCU’s Next ‘Big Bads’ Is Rumored To Debut In ‘Ant-Man 3’

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Given that it’s been an entire year since we’ve seen a new Marvel Cinematic Universe film, it’s been relatively quiet on the MCU front as fans patiently await the release of Black Widow.

However, while Black Widow may give fans their MCU fix, it isn’t necessarily going to drive the overall story forward, as the film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Fans are obviously itching to see where the MCU goes next as the behemoth franchise finds itself without an overarching “big bad” for the first time since Thanos was introduced at the end of The Avengers in 2012. At least for now, that is.

According to AV Club, the iconic Marvel villain MODOK was set to appear in ABC’s The Agents of SHIELD until higher-ups from Marvel Studios pulled the character off the table. But why would Marvel Studios do that? Well, according to recent rumors, it’s so the character can appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe itself, beginning with the still-untitled third film in the Ant-Man franchise.

We had a lot of ideas where we were—and I’ll say this, I don’t care—we were given the green light originally to use certain characters from Marvel, and started to break story based on those characters—[Coughs.] MODOK—and then they retracted it. So there were a bunch of things that were going to get a little batshit crazy that were above our pay grade, in terms of the toys we were allowed to play with,” executive producer Jeffrey Bell said.

A former Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM) employee, MODOK — formerly George Tarleton — was “subjected to hideous experiments, mutating his body into a massive-headed being possessing superhuman intelligence and extraordinary psionic powers, and the process drove him mad,” according to Marvel.  MODOK, which stands for “Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing”, first made his Marvel Comics debut in the year 1967 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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