‘Captain America 2’ Screenwriter Wants MODOK as Main Villain!

In other news, ‘The Avengers’ director Joss Whedon plans to resurrect actress Joan Leslie as Steve Roger's girlfriend.
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‘Captain America 2’ Screenwriter Wants MODOK as Main Villain!

Peter Dinklage to take on MODOK in Captain America 2? A couple of interesting tidbits have come in regarding the Steve Rogers character in both Captain America 2 and The Avengers. First up, screenwriter of Captain America 2, Christopher Markus, who is working alongside Stephen McFeely, revealed that he is pushing to have MODOK as the film's main villain. Not only that, he wants to cast Peter Dinklage in the role of this man whose head grew so large for his body that he can only get around in an exoskeleton and armed hoverchair.

It certainly isn't a conventional choice, though MODOK is an original villain of Steve Rogers from the 60s era comic books. This is what Christopher Markus had to say about the character and why he wants MODOK in the movie.

"I love MODOK and I think you could make a terrifying movie with MODOK but nobody seems to be on my side at the moment. I will win you over to Peter Dinklage as MODOK. If he came around the corner and you saw him floating there you would be terrified. It would be amazing. (They) really pulled off the Red Skull. It doesn't look like a mask. It looks like it's fully integrated into his flesh. And I want to see what they can do with MODOK."

In other Steve Rogers related new, The Avengers director Joss Whedon has revealed that he will open that ensemble superhero film with an old newsreel from the 40s featuring actress Joan Leslie as Steve Roger's girlfriend of the time. The director will digitally recreate the departed actress using footage from the film This is the Army.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012.

Sources: Comic Book Movie, LA Times

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  • justice-kowaleski • 2 years ago

    And if anyone in this world could pull it off Peter Dinklage is the best choice.

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    • justice-kowaleski • 2 years ago

      In all Honesty I would love to see this. Modok is not a joke just totaly under rated in my opinion.

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      • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

        God no.

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        • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

          This sounds like it would fit.

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          • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 4 years ago

            :L sorry but no- seriously though he small and the idea is to have the genisis of evil and power be thrown upon him by the abnormal energised will he has it still wont be a serious villian that you will actually feel threatened by- a good very in your face stand your ground for the small guys idea but logically its an awful idea nice thought- but i aint gunnah appen

            but what if it does?: then CA: 2 will be f*cked

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            • Greg-H • 4 years ago

              @andrew-thompson No, MODOK is the big head in a floating chair. Arnim Zola is the guy with his face on a TV screen on his chest. Keep it straight! ;) That's why they introduced Zola with his face enlarged by the magnifying glass as a little nod to what he becomes.

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              • lazerdude • 4 years ago

                NO! modok sucks he is just a big head in a chair.... he is a joke! no not good news....

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                • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                  The screenwriter sounds dumb lmao

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                  • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

                    Cool?

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                    • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                      Any Cap news is good news too me!!!

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                      • Fry-3000 • 4 years ago

                        yes great choice, great actor, love him in games of throne

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                        • andrew-thompson • 4 years ago

                          thought the actor playing arnim zola was going to end up as MODOK so does that mean they will also introduce A.I.M. ? that would be very cool yes bring on MODOK maybe even Baron Zemo!

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                          • dan1 • 4 years ago

                            @shuabert Ant Man and Doctor Strange would certainly be thinking outside the box. Marvel would be wise to go down that path instead of more sequels summer 2014. There is no need to rush things when this is their time to build their universe properly. Anyways, I believe you and I see eye to eye on this perfectly, let's just hope Marvel/Disney feels likewise. Slow but expansive burn FTW.

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                            • shuabert • 4 years ago

                              @dan1 Well there are those two mystery movies that Marvel slated for 2014, and they still haven't announced what they are. It's not Thor 2 or Iron Man 3, because those are already planned for 2013, so that really only leaves Cap 2, Avengers 2, or some new property that they haven't already established. Cap 2 seems like a given, but I hope they leave more than 2 years between the Avengers and its sequel or it's going to seem rushed (there have been three years between all of Nolan's Batman movies, which has felt to me like the perfect amount of space). I'm hoping that second slot is the Ant-Man movie (though they've been talking about a Dr. Strange adaptation for a while too).

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                My favorite midget

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                                • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                  @shuabert Agreed. After Avengers, there will be a solid gap of time before the next one, and that would be the prime opportunity to get them off the ground and familiar in people's minds. I just love the back and forth between those two actors, and would love to see them reunited.

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                                  • shuabert • 4 years ago

                                    @dan1 That would actually be pretty sweet. I never thought of those two for the roles. A few years ago I suggested Sam Worthington and Rachael McAdams, but those are roles that a lot of actors could fill nicely.

                                    I still think it could be awesome if those two are introduced into the Marvel cinema universe via the Edgar Wright Ant-Man movie that's currently in limbo, because it would give time to establish those characters on their own and really create a fun action-romance superhero movie. If they go that route, I wonder if Simon Pegg would end up as Pym. That could be interesting.

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                                    • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                      @shuabert Of course what I REALLY want to see is Nathan Fillion and Morena Baccarin play Hank and Janet Pym. They are Whedon alumni, we know they have good chemistry, and it would make up for Baccarin not getting Maria Hill.

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                                      • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                        @shuabert That would be great if they included grandma Peggy in a later film. It would certainly add more of a bittersweet tone to his story, and that extra depth couldn't hurt.

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                                        • corey • 4 years ago

                                          @dan1 I agree. I guess he just wants to use footage of Leslie because its taking footage of a classic movie actress and he probably think he's receive praise for doing that.

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