The making of M.O.D.O.K.
01.01.70UPDATED: How the ‘Ant-Man: Quantumania’ visual effects team turned Corey Stoll into a cybernetically enhanced creature with an oversized head.
[SPOILER WARNING] The scene-stealing character in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man: Quantumania turns out to be an old foe of Ant-Man himself: Darren Cross (played by Corey Stoll), now shrunk down to subatomic size within the Quantum Realm and appearing as M.O.D.O.K. (Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing).
His oversized head and short legs are a feature of the character, and one that the visual effects team had to bring to life by balancing the odd proportions with retaining the likeness of Stoll.
That work–essentially the creation of a large floating head–was carried out by Digital Domain, working with production visual effects supervisor Jesse James Chisholm. befores & afters found out from Chisholm how the task was achieved, which included the use of Digital Domain’s latest forays into machine learning.
Read the full article here: https://beforesandafters.com/2023/03/07/the-making-of-m-o-d-o-k/