There is little doubt that M.O.D.O.K. was the biggest little surprise in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. After all, virtually all the scenes featuring the Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing were truly entertaining, especially the origin story where viewers got a glimpse of his tiny naked butt. Amazingly, Marvel Studios initially planned to remove MODOK's memorable butt scene but Corey Stoll fought to keep the shot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel.
In Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, it was revealed that Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket had survived despite being sent into the Quantum Realm. However, being shrunken to a subatomic level gave him an oversized head and he was cybernetically enhanced to become a killing machine known as M.O.D.O.K. Cross narrates the flashback which includes a shot of the naked MODOK.
Needless to say, fans can't get enough of the scene for mixed reasons and Corey Stoll told Comicbook.com he loved the moment since he is one of the first people to see the sequence.
"On the very first day I visited set, I went to the offices. They showed me all the art and the animatics. They showed me a brief animatic of that scene, and, I mean, I laughed hysterically. I thought it was so brilliant and funny," Stoll said.
Although Marvel did show him the scene, Corey Stoll then shared that he was told they were considering removing the butt shot from the entire sequence. However, he refused to let that happen.
"I heard that they were going to cut that scene, and I lobbied pretty hard for them to put it back in," Stoll said. "I can't take credit for having that in there, but I will."
So there you go, we all have Corey Stoll to thank for making sure we got to see MODOK's butt in Quantumania. For better or worse, it was one of the moments in the movie that theaters were far from quiet.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is now screening in cinemas worldwide.
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