Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Star Thought He Was The New Iron Man

One of the biggest surprises in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania was the return of one character as a very different character. However, Corey Stoll initially had other ideas about his new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Interestingly, the Strain star claims he thought he would be the new Iron Man in Marvel's Phase 5.

In Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, it was revealed that Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket was still alive despite going subatomic in the Quantum Realm. Kang had taken him in and turned Cross into a cybernetically enhanced individual with an oversized head known as M.O.D.O.K.

It was a jaw-dropping revelation considering that everyone thought Darren Cross was killed in Ant-Man. Additionally, Corey Stoll confirmed that director Peyton Reed thought he wasn't interested in returning to the MCU to play an oversized floating head.

"I think Peyton 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," Stoll told Collider. He then pointed out that all the secrecy had him wondering about his new role in the MCU.

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"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?'" Stoll continued.

Although it would have been fun to see a new Iron Man, Stoll admitted that he was thrilled when Reed told him he was playing M.O.D.O.K.

"I finally talked to [Reed] and he said, 'Do you know this character MODOK?'" he said with a laugh. "I was like, 'Yes. You mean the guy with the big head?'"

Not surprisingly, Stoll stated that Marvel only wanted to bring in MODOK if he agreed to take the role.

"They hadn't written the script yet. They wanted to make sure that I was on board before they did that," he said. "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."

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is now screening in theaters worldwide.

Related: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Star Explains MODOK's Connection to Cassie Lang

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