Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania trailer surprises fans with returning character
The Kang Dynasty begins in the new trailer for Ant-Man 3, but it's another villain that fans are talking about
Watch the new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
A new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has revealed the arrival of classic Marvel character MODOK in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
MODOK — an acronym for Mental/Mobile/Mechanised Organism Designed Only for Killing — is a fan favourite villain, recognisable for being a giant floating head with a mechanised body, who had recently been portrayed by Patton Oswalt in his own Hulu animated series.
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However, this version of MODOK is being portrayed by House of Cards star Corey Stoll, returning to the MCU after playing the villain Yellowjacket in 2015's Ant-Man.
While fans were excited to the see MODOK, they were also worried about what it meant for Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man.
"Was that MODOK? RIP Scott Lang," wrote one worried fan on Reddit.
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"My man Scott is done, if he isn’t dead dude gonna be put in a coma or something," wrote another.
The new two-minute clip, released on Monday, shows Rudd’s character facing off against the supervillain Kang The Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors.
The two enter into a shady deal after Rudd’s daughter Cassie, played by Kathryn Newton, is seemingly lost in the Quantum Realm.
“You are an interesting man, Scott Lang. You are an Avenger, you have a daughter, but you’ve lost a lot of time, like me,” Majors is heard to say.
“We could help each other with that.”
“Who are you?” Rudd responds.
“I’m the man who can give you the one thing you want…time,” Majors replies.
The trailer shows Ant-Man split into hundreds of individual copies, some large and small and screaming out as he disintegrates, among explosive CGI battle scenes.
“We had a deal,” Rudd says, before the pair engage in a vicious fight, with Majors asking him: “You thought you could win?”
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“I don’t have to win, we both just have to lose,” Rudd says.
As well as Rudd, the the third instalment in the superhero franchise sees Evangeline Lilly reprise her role of The Wasp, and Michelle Pfieffer in the role of Janet Van Dyne.
Comedian Bill Murray was glimpsed in a previous trailer in a yet undisclosed villain role.
Kang the Conqueror first appeared in the first season of Marvel spin-off Loki, described as a conqueror of many worlds during the Multiversal War. He'll be the focal point of 2025's Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is in cinemas and IMAX from 17 February. Watch a trailer below.