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Aug 14 2014 1:37pm

If the Captain America 3 Screenwriter Had His Way, MODOK Would Be That Film’s Villain

Captain America 3 MODOK rumor screenwriters Christopher Markus Stephen McFeely Marvel

We know that we have our ridiculous fan theories about which comic book characters we’d like to see Marvel mine for future films, but it’s always fun to hear the folks with any deciding power talk about their dream crossovers and cameos. That’s why we were tickled when Captain America: Winter Soldier co-writer Christopher Markus revealed that he’s been gunning to put MODOK into a future Cap film. Because yes.

Markus and co-writer Stephen McFeely recently spoke with SFX about what inspired them to make Winter Soldier a political thriller, how they debated over whether to include Cap’s “learning the future” lists, and what cameos they tried to work in. That’s where Markus revealed his master plan to incorporate the Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing:

I don’t know if there’s anybody that we had in the wings that we couldn’t pull off. There are people that I’m always wanting to bring in. I want to put Modok into something, but you can’t just drop a giant floating head in! It’s not like “Oh, we have to go talk to this guy—there’s something I should tell you about him first…” [laughs]. Suddenly the whole movie needs to take on that structure in order to accommodate him. I never win that fight!

“But you will never rest,” McFeely added. Interestingly, we found this 2012 thread from a message board, where one fan purported that we actually glimpse a blueprint for MODOK’s suit in Captain America. So, clearly he’s been on more than one person’s mind.

Don’t listen to the haters, Markus! Hell, people scoffed when Marvel announced they were making a movie revolving around a talking raccoon, and now Rocky’s one of the summer’s runaway stars. The times, they are a-changin’.

[via io9]

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5 comments
Blake Harrison
1. Blake Harrison
Dear Captain America writers,

Please put MODOK in your movie(s). I think I speak for everybody who played video games in the mid to late nineties when I say that giant heads make everything more fun.

Your friend,
Blake
Blake Harrison
2. Chronophage
That blueprint is not MODOK, that's Zola as he appears in the comics.
Bruce Arthurs
3. Bruce-Arthurs
"you can’t just drop a giant floating head in!"

*koff* Wizard of Oz. (And it's very odd sequel-of-sorts, Zardoz.)
Alan Brown
4. AlanBrown
Modok has already appeared in Marvel cartoons, which is where a character like him belongs. Some characters, costumes and concepts just don't translate well from comic pages to a live action movie, and Modok is one of them.
To date, the Cap movies have benefitted from a dose of Brubakeristic realism, and have been all the better because of it.
Scott Wade
5. Lyinar
*GIR voice* WHY IS HIS HEAD SO BIG?!

Seriously, MODOK would not work well in the MCU.

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