Captain America 2 Screenwriter Hints at Possible Villain For the Sequel
08.29.11 by Ryan
Earlier this month, Marvel Studios scheduled the release dates for two mystery projects, one of which could potentially be Captain America 2. With screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus in place there are plenty of ideas to work with.
In June, McFeely revealed that a sequel, which would follow 2012's The Avengers and Cap's (Chris Evans) subsequent dethawing in the present day, would still have "room to go back to World War II." However, as the sequel would be set "in the present day," the writers later clarified that any potential World War II scenes would be told in "flashback."
More recently, Markus and McFeely revealed that they would like the sequel to include other characters from the Captain America comics, including Cap's crime-fighting partner the Falcon and Sharon Carter, Cap's love interest in the comics and a relative of his War-time girlfriend Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell in The First Avenger. But what about a villain? In a conversation with The LA Times, Markus talked about the villain he'd like to see in Captain America 2.
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.
There might be a good reason for that. MODOK, which is an acronym for Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing (later, Killing), is essentially a man whose head was enlarged so much that he has to use a large exoskeleton and an armed hoverchair to move around. Created by Stan Lee in the 1967 issues of Tales of Suspense #93-94, the character of MODOK was created shortly after the creation of the Cosmic Cube, an artifact seen throughout The First Avenger (and, as implied by the movie's post-credits scene, could appear again in The Avengers) and first fights Captain America as he attempts to save S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13, otherwise known as Sharon Carter. Seems likely that Markus has read those particular comics, and admits he has an actor in mind for the role.
I will win you over to Peter Dinklage as MODOK. If he came around the corner and you saw him floating there you would be terrified. It would be amazing.
If that's not enough, Markus points out that the villain in The First Avenger had an entirely red, prosthetic face, and that the the visual effects and makeup team "really pulled off the Red Skull." Markus added: "It doesn’t look like a mask. It looks like it’s fully integrated into his flesh. And I want to see what they can do with MODOK."
They might get their chance if Marvel ever gets around to officially announcing Captain America 2. And, if Markus can convince McFeely, Marvel president of production Kevin Feige and, possibly, director Joe Johnston, that MODOK would be a good idea for the sequel's villain.