What happened to Corey Stoll’s villainous Darren Cross after Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) penetrated his Yellowjacket suit and sabotaged
it to shrink uncontrollably in the climax of Marvel’s first Ant-Man film? Well, he probably didn’t die, as the new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer reveals.
I’m using the word “probably” here because we’re now in the thick of the Multiverse Saga, so as far as we know, the Darren Cross in this trailer could be some kind of variant pain in the butt!
What we do know for sure is that whatever version of Darren Cross we’re dealing with here has certainly
become the MCU’s MODOK – the Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing.
Not only do we see MODOK in his shiny new hoverchair in this brand-new trailer
we also catch a glimpse of Stoll’s big ol’ head sitting in it. It’s a “blink and you’ll miss it” shot, so here’s a capture:
Depending on how deep you are with Marvel, you’ll find yourself either yelling “MODOK!” or “WHO?”
so here’s a little info on the classic Marvel Comics villain to get you up to speed: his first full appearance was in 1967’s Tales of Suspense #94
he’s a human mutate-cyborg with superhuman intelligence and psionic powers, he’s gone through a bunch of different iterations (standard)
he’s also been part of several big villain crews, including Intelligencia.
If that rings a bell, it was the name Marvel gave to the insidious incel brigade in last year’s Disney+ series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.