MODOK from Ant-Man 3 was inspired by a classic Simpsons villain

MODOK from Ant-Man 3 was inspired by a classic Simpsons villain

It’s not every day that a Marvel movie is inspired by The Simpsons – but according to the head writer of Ant-Man 3, that day has finally come.

Speaking to SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar (opens in new tab)) Jeff Loveness has surprisingly revealed that MODOK – one of the Marvel film’s side villains – was heavily influenced by a classic Simpsons antagonist.

The character in question? Frank Grimes, a power plant colleague of Homer Simpson who is increasingly angered by his colleague’s inability to do his job properly. Who would have thought that one of Homer’s most famous enemies would inspire Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumanias MODOK, right?

Frank Grimes confronts Homer Simpson in The Simpsons episode Homer's Enemy

Frank Grimes starred in the 1997 classic Homer’s Enemy. (Credit: Fox/20th Century Television)

Quantumania, beginning February 17th with Marvel Phase 5, marks the introduction of two major Marvel villains. Kang the Conqueror is positioned as the film’s main villain – after all, he will be the next Thanos-level threat to the MCU. However, Loveness revealed that bringing MODOK to life on the big screen for the first time was the most enjoyable part of writing the film. Obviously, being able to take inspiration from the iconic sitcom The Simpsons (all 33 seasons are available to stream on Disney Plus) helped him develop the character’s MCU iteration.

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