Quantumania’s Corey Stoll Discusses Coming Back to MCU as M.O.D.O.K
Corey Stoll shares his delightful experience filming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as M.O.D.O.K.
In the return of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to the big screen, the film introduces tons of new characters. The film saw the characters living in the Quantum Realm, including Veb, Jentorra, Quaz, Furry Face, Broccoli Guy, Xolum, and M.O.D.O.K. Among the latest addition to the already star-studded cast members of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is Corey Stoll, who’s returning to the MCU after he was last seen in the 2015 film Ant-Man.
Stoll reprises his role as Darren Cross, who became M.O.D.O.K. in the franchise’s latest installment. The actor shares how he was informed of his return to the MCU. He told Collider, “I think Peyton [Reed] thought he had to sell me on it. I wasn’t waiting. I wasn’t expecting to come back. And I got a call saying that Peyton wanted to talk to me about coming back, and maybe transformed in some way.”
He continued, “They didn’t really have very good information. Or obviously, Marvel was being very secretive. And so while I was waiting for that call I was like, “What? How could I come back? What’s going on? Am I playing a different character? Is it some multiverse thing? Am I the new Iron Man?”
The actor further detailed how he was told about portraying M.O.D.O.K. He recalls, “I finally talked to him and he said, “Do you know this character M.O.D.O.K.?” [Laughs] I was like, “Yes. You mean the guy with the big head?” They hadn’t written the script yet. They wanted to make sure that I was on board before they did that. I mean, of course I’m gonna do that. It’s terrifying to be such a ridiculous character, but of course. All the scariest parts are the ones that you should do. So yeah, I was 100% on board. It was very exciting.”
Returning as M.O.D.O.K. Was a Delight for Corey Stoll
Corey Stoll said the filming process as M.O.D.O.K. was a delight. For Stoll, it was indeed a pleasure coming back to MCU as M.O.D.O.K. He said, “It was a really, really fun process. It felt, in some ways, sort of like a hybrid between theater and film where I was there right before they started filming. They put the dots on my face and the performance capture camera, and we just sat around tables going through every scene.”
He continued, “I was there with all the other actors, and we would go through it [a few] times and it was all being captured the whole time. And then we’d get up on our feet, and we’d sort of — obviously I can’t move like M.O.D.O.K. can move. I actually wore a neck brace for a while just to get that feeling of not having a neck and just sort of having to move my whole body to look at different things. We just experimented and played for a couple of days, and it was really fun.”