Captain America 3 writers want to introduce MODOK to the Marvel-verse
With the Blu-ray/DVD release of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER hitting in less than a month, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been talking a great deal about their experience writing the film, as well as how the plot of WINTER SOLDIER came about. Years ago, they mentioned that they wanted Peter Dinklage as MODOK in the sequel. Obviously that never came to pass, but they still want to bring him into the mix.
Christopher Markus, in regards to how the story started:
I know at some point Kevin Feige suggested “Well, why don’t we just take down SHIELD? And have Cap have a hand in it?” He’s one man versus this giant organisation – you’re not going to have him drive in with a tank so there’s going to be some underhandedness. And suddenly it begins to suggest a political conspiracy. If you put that 1940s man into present day geo-politics everything is going to seem like a conspiracy. It’s just going to seem dirty and underhanded and shifty, and people won’t be telling the truth. I have a tendency to believe that it was exactly the same way in 1945 but it’s not how we view it. It becomes a political conspiracy simply by putting 1945 Steve Rogers in present day America.
Markus, on characters he wanted to introduce:
I don’t know if there’s anybody that we had in the wings that we couldn’t pull off. There are people that I’m always wanting to bring in. I want to put Modok into something, but you can’t just drop a giant floating head in! It’s not like “Oh, we have to go talk to this guy – there’s something I should tell you about him first…” [laughs]. Suddenly the whole movie needs to take on that structure in order to accommodate him. I never win that fight! There were actually drafts where we had Hawkeye in it, but he didn’t have enough to do and suddenly it seemed like we were giving him short shrift. Hey, it’s a cameo!
As much as I like the idea of MODOK running into Captain America, there's somewhat of a grounded reality (especially in WINTER SOLDIER) that's already been established, so I imagine his design would be altered to fit those needs. Who knows? Kevin Fiege and Co. seem to know what the hell they're doing, and if they keep pumping out Marvel flicks that are the quality of WINTER SOLDIER and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, I'm certainly not going to complain.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER will hit Blu-ray/DVD on September 9, 2014.