The following article includes spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. So, only read it at your own risk.
One of Marvel Studios’ worst-kept secrets was the return of Corey Stoll in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. We got the return of Darren Cross but in quite a different way than some may have hoped. No longer was he wearing the Yellowjacket suit but rather has become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s take on the iconic Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, or MODOK for short.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Stoll got a chance to share his thoughts on the role and it seems he’s definitely down to return. He’d be open to potentially exploring a prequel story on his time as MODOK before the events of Quantumania, though he’s not sure if audiences would be able to “take him seriously after” Quantumania.
I think having gone so comedic with this, it would be fun to maybe go back before the events of this movie and see him as this really scary, mechanized organism designed only for killing. But I don’t know if the audience could take him seriously after the events of this movie. So it could be fun to see him actually try to be an Avenger.Corey Stoll
Given the ending of the Ant-Man threequel, there’s some uncertainty if they made MODOK a one-and-done villain but with the multiverse at large, they could bring him back in creative ways. Nothing is impossible in the multiverse but there’s a chance the character might become a fan-favcorite given enough time. Quantumania has been fighting its way through critical reception and a more mellowed-out WOM but given time it still has a lot of potentials to become the jumping-off point for some exciting stories.