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Captain America writer wants Peter Dinklage as MODOK for the sequel

Aug. 29, 2011by: Mike Sampson

CAPTAIN AMERICA is one of the few movies I've seen twice this summer - I really think it's that good. But one thing that struck me after watching it was wondering how they hell they're going to develop the sequel. The obvious time period element is a main concern; it's no spoiler to say that Cap is now in modern times fighting with the Avengers. Is the sequel in 2011 or back during the events of the first film?

But another concern is finding a quality villain. Red Skull is Cap's main protagonist and is such a strong villain, trying to follow him up with a lesser character would be tough consider Cap doesn't really have any other major baddies. But CAPTAIN AMERICA writer Christopher Markus has an idea: MODOK. Even better? His casting suggestion of Peter Dinklage.

Of course, writers don't always have a ton of say when it comes to these mega-budget franchises but if Markus has his way, that's who he'd like to write for the CAPTAIN AMERICA sequel. Even Markus seems to admit it might be a long shot though. "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...

Markus vows to continue the fight adding, "I will win you over..." Do you think it's a solid choice? If not, who should Cap fight in his second go-round?

Source: LA Times

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6:24PM on 08/30/2011
To those who think a giant headed MODOK wouldn't work, it would. Totally would!
One could write a pretty creepy MODOK character. Think the Alien queen in Aliens in some way, but a giant head attached to some junk controlling a bunch of AIM guys.
I don't know about you, but I can see it working.
But it can't be floating and shooting lasers all over the place.
To those who think a giant headed MODOK wouldn't work, it would. Totally would!
One could write a pretty creepy MODOK character. Think the Alien queen in Aliens in some way, but a giant head attached to some junk controlling a bunch of AIM guys.
I don't know about you, but I can see it working.
But it can't be floating and shooting lasers all over the place.
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5:55AM on 08/30/2011

not seen the first one yet

watch with the spoilers you cunts
watch with the spoilers you cunts
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8:54AM on 08/30/2011
If you haven't seen the first one and plan to, don't read articles about the sequel.
If you haven't seen the first one and plan to, don't read articles about the sequel.
10:31AM on 08/30/2011
This is a movie news site, most of the news on here is about movies people haven't seen. It's just the writers don't give away the fucking ending or at least post spoiler warnings about important plot points, unlike some numptys on here.
This is a movie news site, most of the news on here is about movies people haven't seen. It's just the writers don't give away the fucking ending or at least post spoiler warnings about important plot points, unlike some numptys on here.
6:47PM on 08/30/2011
Or you could look at any of the promotional material and even spec drawings for The Avengers and realize that Cap is in present times, fighting with the Avengers. Actually, just the fact that Captain America is in The Avengers movie at all would tell you that he'll be in the present, fighting along side The Avengers. Unless you thought that they would cook up some story with All of the Avengers going back in time to fight alongside Captain America... which would be stupid... and lame.
Or you could look at any of the promotional material and even spec drawings for The Avengers and realize that Cap is in present times, fighting with the Avengers. Actually, just the fact that Captain America is in The Avengers movie at all would tell you that he'll be in the present, fighting along side The Avengers. Unless you thought that they would cook up some story with All of the Avengers going back in time to fight alongside Captain America... which would be stupid... and lame.
11:40PM on 08/29/2011

what about Bucky?

they need a device to bring back Bucky Barnes
they need a device to bring back Bucky Barnes
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6:19PM on 08/30/2011
Go read the comics, or wiki if you don't feel like it.
Don't need much of a "device" to do it...don't want to spoil it!
Go read the comics, or wiki if you don't feel like it.
Don't need much of a "device" to do it...don't want to spoil it!
11:38PM on 08/29/2011

i'm not familiar with Modok

i was under the impression that the sequels to Captain America would be set in WWII facing off against the Red Skull set prior to the ending of the first movie... which would mean that the Red Skull doesnt you-know-what.. till we arrive at the end of the first film... and there are so many adventures for Cap's war buddies that were introduced in the first film.. wouldn't they be fleshed out further in sequels?
i was under the impression that the sequels to Captain America would be set in WWII facing off against the Red Skull set prior to the ending of the first movie... which would mean that the Red Skull doesnt you-know-what.. till we arrive at the end of the first film... and there are so many adventures for Cap's war buddies that were introduced in the first film.. wouldn't they be fleshed out further in sequels?
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11:12PM on 08/29/2011
Well, CAPTAIN AMERICA is one of the few movies I've seen six times this summer - but giant headed Modok wouldn't work but updated killer with a real body might. I say set Cap 2 in WW2 via flashback and have Zemo be the bad guy.
Well, CAPTAIN AMERICA is one of the few movies I've seen six times this summer - but giant headed Modok wouldn't work but updated killer with a real body might. I say set Cap 2 in WW2 via flashback and have Zemo be the bad guy.
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8:17PM on 08/29/2011

Doooo eeeeet!

Man, google image Modok and find a better one for this piece. So many great ones to choose from. My fav is Modok Elvis.
Man, google image Modok and find a better one for this piece. So many great ones to choose from. My fav is Modok Elvis.
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6:50PM on 08/29/2011
First off, the Red Skull isn't dead.
But the idea of Dinklage as MODOK is awesome! It would be cool to see HYDRA back in the sequel along with AIM. Zemo and Crossbones also seem like good villain choices.
Now I'm torn between a movie set in WWII or present day...

*Seprent Society anyone? Nah...haha.
First off, the Red Skull isn't dead.
But the idea of Dinklage as MODOK is awesome! It would be cool to see HYDRA back in the sequel along with AIM. Zemo and Crossbones also seem like good villain choices.
Now I'm torn between a movie set in WWII or present day...

*Seprent Society anyone? Nah...haha.
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6:06PM on 08/29/2011

spoiler

Red Skull didn't "die" in the fist film...so he's always there for writer's to fall back on, which I feel would be best suited for a 3rd film...CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE RETURN OF HYDRA or something like that can still be made bc of how Red Skull was handled...use Armin Zola the second time around, or Baro Zemo, then Red Skull again in the 3rd film bringing him to modern day.
Red Skull didn't "die" in the fist film...so he's always there for writer's to fall back on, which I feel would be best suited for a 3rd film...CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE RETURN OF HYDRA or something like that can still be made bc of how Red Skull was handled...use Armin Zola the second time around, or Baro Zemo, then Red Skull again in the 3rd film bringing him to modern day.
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5:32PM on 08/29/2011
I think MODOK is an awful choice but he seems confident. I have a feeling he has a really cool take on the character in mind. So I'd love to see it if he pulls it off.
I think MODOK is an awful choice but he seems confident. I have a feeling he has a really cool take on the character in mind. So I'd love to see it if he pulls it off.
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4:34PM on 08/29/2011
Film studios have tended to shy away from the 'wackier' end of comicbook characters so far - I mean, look what Fox did to Galactus - but I'd love to see M.O.D.O.K or another more unusual character make an appearance. Like Cathelotte mentioned, Zola would be an interesting option, and they kinda hinted at his eventual character form with his very first appearance in this summer's Cap Am movie - distorted face looking through a screen - I'd really enjoy if they brought Zola back like that. Baron
Film studios have tended to shy away from the 'wackier' end of comicbook characters so far - I mean, look what Fox did to Galactus - but I'd love to see M.O.D.O.K or another more unusual character make an appearance. Like Cathelotte mentioned, Zola would be an interesting option, and they kinda hinted at his eventual character form with his very first appearance in this summer's Cap Am movie - distorted face looking through a screen - I'd really enjoy if they brought Zola back like that. Baron Zemo kinda got screwed out of his role by Captain America and Bucky's actions in this movie, so introducing him in the sequel would seem odd. Winter Soldier is a great story, but probably way too soon for the cinematic Captain America. I think that's the problem with a lot of comicbook movies - they want to rush ahead to an awesome event from the character's comic history, but miss out all the stuff that got them there. I know comicbook movies are never really like the comicbook version - they have to exist on their own as an abridged character, but it's still a shame when they mess up a brilliant storyline that could have made for an amazing film.
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4:07PM on 08/29/2011

WOO HOO !!!

Holy Zeus that would be F@#KING INSANE !!! I absolutely LOVE Peter Dinklage & think that this would be an incredibly ballsy move, & any one w/ a midget/dwarf fetish would line up in a millisecond to see this on the big screen... PLEASE pull this off Mr Markus !
Holy Zeus that would be F@#KING INSANE !!! I absolutely LOVE Peter Dinklage & think that this would be an incredibly ballsy move, & any one w/ a midget/dwarf fetish would line up in a millisecond to see this on the big screen... PLEASE pull this off Mr Markus !
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3:58PM on 08/29/2011
Well they introduced Armin Zola already, in the first CapAm... And with his cybernetic body (like he eventually getsin the comics) he could have survived through time !
Well they introduced Armin Zola already, in the first CapAm... And with his cybernetic body (like he eventually getsin the comics) he could have survived through time !
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2:19PM on 08/29/2011

Awesome

The only thing better than Peter Dinklage being a supervillain in a superhero movie, would be Peter Dinklage as a superhero!
The only thing better than Peter Dinklage being a supervillain in a superhero movie, would be Peter Dinklage as a superhero!
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3:54PM on 08/29/2011
Puck in the Alpha Flight movie !
Puck in the Alpha Flight movie !
6:40PM on 08/29/2011
Puck, I was gonna say Puck... Damn you Cathelotte!!! ;o)
Puck, I was gonna say Puck... Damn you Cathelotte!!! ;o)
1:56PM on 08/29/2011
Modok, Baron Zemo, and Winter Soldier are all good choices. I, however, would like to see a lesser known villain (that eventually turned hero) make an appearance. I'm talking about the Super Patriot story arc in the late '80's, when the character John Walker (Super Patriot) took over Steve Rodgers job as Captain America for a brief stint. I know it wouldn't be a very popular choice with the fans, but I enjoyed that story arc so much. Also, having a team up with Falcon or Nomad would be kind
Modok, Baron Zemo, and Winter Soldier are all good choices. I, however, would like to see a lesser known villain (that eventually turned hero) make an appearance. I'm talking about the Super Patriot story arc in the late '80's, when the character John Walker (Super Patriot) took over Steve Rodgers job as Captain America for a brief stint. I know it wouldn't be a very popular choice with the fans, but I enjoyed that story arc so much. Also, having a team up with Falcon or Nomad would be kind of cool too.

On a final note, I think The Serpent Society would be a pretty cool choice group of villains to fight against Cap!
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1:05PM on 08/29/2011
MODOK is fun, but Baron Zemo and Winter Soldier would be a better choice for villains.
MODOK is fun, but Baron Zemo and Winter Soldier would be a better choice for villains.
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12:42PM on 08/29/2011

Red Skull: A Comic Book Death

The beauty about Comic books is that when someone dies you can always find a way to bring them back.
Take Red Skull for example:
He touched the Norse cube thing. The skies opened and he was teleported into space.
I would imagine that he was transported into the Norse mythological plain.
Wouldn't it make sense that some baddie from the Norse world, or someone who worships that baddie gets a chance to tap into the Norse plain and find the essence of the Red Skull still floating around in
The beauty about Comic books is that when someone dies you can always find a way to bring them back.
Take Red Skull for example:
He touched the Norse cube thing. The skies opened and he was teleported into space.
I would imagine that he was transported into the Norse mythological plain.
Wouldn't it make sense that some baddie from the Norse world, or someone who worships that baddie gets a chance to tap into the Norse plain and find the essence of the Red Skull still floating around in limbo.
All you have to do is have the baddie call down Red Skull, bring him back and unleash him on the modern world.
Imagine...Just IMAGINE a Red Skull financing the terrorists, or Iran's nuclear stockpile, or working with China or taking advantage of the bad economy and Germany having the only semblance of stability in Europe...and using that to his advantage to grow Hydra again?
Sounds great to me.
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1:00PM on 08/29/2011
Great idea.
Great idea.
12:36PM on 08/29/2011
It would be good casting, it's just that the villian itself may not be the best for the sequel.

After seeing Captain America fightig in modern times in 'The Avengers', we as the audience should be used to him fighting in modern times when 'Captain America 2' comes along.
It would be good casting, it's just that the villian itself may not be the best for the sequel.

After seeing Captain America fightig in modern times in 'The Avengers', we as the audience should be used to him fighting in modern times when 'Captain America 2' comes along.
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12:25PM on 08/29/2011
*antagonist
*antagonist
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11:47AM on 08/29/2011
PSIONIC BLASTER!
PSIONIC BLASTER!
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11:38AM on 08/29/2011
MODOK would be cool. But I would favor Winter Soldier. Hard to see if Bucky would have survived the fall and all those years.
MODOK would be cool. But I would favor Winter Soldier. Hard to see if Bucky would have survived the fall and all those years.
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11:33AM on 08/29/2011
Red Skull might be a strong villain in the comics but in the movie he was boring as hell. It wont be that hard having a better villain.

As for the movie itself, Steve Rogers/Captain America lacked the charisma Tony Starks/Iron Man and Thor had in their respective movie. It was so generic it was almost boring.

I hope the sequel is not as bland, but let's see how The Avengers turn out first, before claiming this entire franchise is getting worse with every new film.
Red Skull might be a strong villain in the comics but in the movie he was boring as hell. It wont be that hard having a better villain.

As for the movie itself, Steve Rogers/Captain America lacked the charisma Tony Starks/Iron Man and Thor had in their respective movie. It was so generic it was almost boring.

I hope the sequel is not as bland, but let's see how The Avengers turn out first, before claiming this entire franchise is getting worse with every new film.
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