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Ant-Man 3 Star Corey Stoll Believed Marvel Wanted Him To Replace Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man Before Revealing He’s Returning as MODOK

Ant-Man 3 Star Corey Stoll Believed Marvel Wanted Him To Replace Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man Before Revealing He's Returning as MODOK

After what seemed an end for the Ant-Man villain, Corey Stoll made a reappearance in Marvel’s latest movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Talking about hopes and calls from Marvel, the actor revealed that his imagination was running wild with multiversal theories.

With thoughts of being the next Iron Man, Stoll was quite excited when Marvel decided to call him for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It wasn’t later after a discussion on call that clarified that Corey Stoll will portray the character of M.O.D.O.K and not a replacement for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

Corey Stolls voices the character of M.O.D.O.K in Ant-Man 3.
Corey Stoll voices the character of M.O.D.O.K in Ant-Man 3.

Corey Stoll Was A Replacement For Robert Downey Jr.?

Although the statement doesn’t seem to be true, that is exactly what actor Corey Stoll thought when he got a phone call from Marvel Studios. Fans may remember Darren Cross, the antagonist in the 2015 movie Ant-Man, was turned into M.O.D.O.K in the third part of the franchise.

Corey Stoll in Ant-Man (2015).
Corey Stoll in Ant-Man (2015).

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M.O.D.O.K or Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing had been created in 1967 by Stan Lee and saw the character as a large head sitting atop a tiny body on a hover chair. The character is voiced by Corey Stoll but the actor, however, wanted the role of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in the movie. The actor talked about the Marvel call that started it all in an interview with 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. 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?”

Although he wasn’t the next Iron Man, Stoll revealed that he was still happy that he got to voice the character of M.O.D.O.K. The Strain actor recalled that he had been picked up before the script was even finalized and that he preferred it that way.

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Corey Stoll Was Terrified To Do Such A Ridiculous Character

Corey Stoll.
Corey Stoll.

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After things had been finalized, the House of Cards actor recalled the conversation that he had with Marvel. Talking about experimenting and trying out new things, Corey Stoll revealed that he was terrified of portraying such a character as M.O.D.O.K

“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.”

As much as Corey Stoll had been excited about his role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the movie did not perform as expected from a Marvel Studios production. With a low rating of 48% on Rotten Tomatoes and an average of 6.5/10 on IMDB, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently screening in theaters worldwide.

Source: Collider

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.