The debut of The Multiverse Saga’s predominant antagonist is nearly upon us! Following Jonathan Majors’ outing as Kang variant He Who Stays within the Loki Season 1 finale, the Creed III actor will make his first look as the primary model of Kang the Conqueror subsequent month in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Like his comedian ebook counterpart, Majors’ Kang is an clever strategist with “dominion over time,” however Quantumania author Jeff Loveness shared that there was a facet of Avengers: Endgame which required him to alter the MCU’s model of Kang in a selected manner.
Because of Scott Lang being spit out of the Quantum Realm after 5 years of being trapped in there, although for him it was solely 5 hours, the starring heroes in Avengers: Endgame had been in a position to make the most of time passing in a different way in that different dimension and launched into the Time Heist, the place they acquired previous variations of the Infinity Stones. As a result of Endgame made use of time journey, Jeff Loveness was compelled to tweak Kang the Conqueror for the MCU, telling SFX Journal (through CBR):
The Kang the Conqueror from the Marvel Comics universe often limits his scheme to only one timeline, i.e. how occasions unfold throughout Earth-616, and the completely different variations of Kang we’ve seen, like Rama-Tut and Immortus, are simply variations of him from that very same timeline fairly than doppelgängers/variants from different universes. However as a result of Avengers: Endgame had already distinguished featured time journey, Jeff Loveness determined to include a multiversal facet to Kang. That then begs the query of how a lot we’ll see Majors’ Kang touring via time vs. touring to different realities within the coming years.
Jeff Loveness’ assertion additionally makes it sound like different variations of Kang the Conqueror might floor to trigger hassle in different upcoming Marvel films and TV exhibits. The truth is, with Loveness additionally writing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, maybe he’s shifting items into place to produce other Kangs combat Earth’s Mightiest Heroes alongside the primary model. As Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is worried, the threequel will see Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang crossing paths with the villain within the Quantum Realm. Whereas Kang will initially attempt to attain an association with the superhero that advantages them each, as seen in the newest Quantumania trailer, ultimately these two will come to blows.
Kang the Conqueror hits the MCU scene when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania comes out on February 17, and whereas Avengers: The Kang Dynasty doesn’t hit theaters till Might 2, 2025, it’s a very good wager will pop up in just a few different initiatives earlier than then. Keep in mind to make use of your Disney+ subscription to stream the Marvel films so as and take a look at this franchise’s unique TV exhibits.