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Captain America: The Winter Soldier and third movie co-screenwriter Christopher Markus Wants MODOK As The Villain.

August 17th, 2014 by Derek Robertson Comments

Chrisopher Markus has not made an official announcement or declaration that the inclusion of the ‘Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing’ (MODOK) as the villain of Captain America 3. What we should concentrate here is that it is merely something that Markus wants to include without bordering on the ridiculous.

Thor probably summed up the description of MODOK best in Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when he proclaimed that it was like a frost Giant sized head on an infant’s body. So we can conjecture that’s the main issue that could make MODOKs inclusion problematic for Markus.

Marcus addresses the issue speaking to SFX with his screenwriting partner Stephen McFeely: “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!”

Markus seems to speak with a certain conviction that suggests he is up for the challenge of including MODOK. However, with Frank Grillo becoming a household name now, Captain America: The Winter Soldier perfectly set up Crossbones as being seamlessly included in part three as the main antagonist. He is established in the universe, he is a complete bad ass and not a giant floating head with baby limbs.


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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.