Ever since Marvel announced its next three phases, fans are coming up with multiple theories about what may happen in these upcoming phases and how the events will unfold. Marvel announced phase 4, phase 5, and phase 6, which is called The Multiverse Saga. The ongoing Multiverse Saga will conclude with Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Coming up with multiple theories becomes even easier when there are several comics available, giving out a basic plotline for the movies. However, as seen in the previous movies, Marvel may not follow the story exactly as in the comics but it still is helpful to set a basis for what will happen in Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
Introduction of Multiverse in the MCU
The concept of the multiverse was introduced in 2016 by Doctor Strange and has been mentioned in many movies and shows after that. Although the concept was introduced in Doctor Strange, the first season of Loki went further into the multiverse, with different timelines, and a sacred timeline.
It was in this show we were also introduced to Kang the Conqueror also known as the One Who Remains. In Marvel comics, Kang is one of the biggest villains in existence. He does not have any superpowers. Kang, originally known as Nathaniel Richards, exists in the 30th century. He finds out about Dr. Doom’s time-traveling tech.
The Expected Plot of Avengers: Kang Dynasty
Once Kang gets the technology he time travels and goes to ancient Egypt and starts ruling as Rama-tut. Eventually, he gets bored and plans to time travel again. Traveling to different timelines causes the creation of his variations.
There are multiple versions of Kang in the MCU. One of these is Immortus. Immortus is that version of Kang, who gets bored of time traveling, so timekeepers advise him to manage the sacred timeline, which was shown in the first season of Loki.
Considering this, a council of Kang was created and the Prime Kang along with its two variations decided to take every variant of Kang. After taking them all out, Prime Kang also kills one of the two Kang that worked with him.
He has manipulated the time so far, for his Prime self to become Immortus and to create a sacred timeline. A similar plot to this is expected to be presented in Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
At the end of Loki season 1 we saw that Sylvie kills Kang (He who Remains) and the final scene shows a statue of Kang at TVA. However, the appearance of Kang in the statue seems different from that of ‘He Who Remains’. So, it is presumed that this Kang is ‘Kang the Conqueror’ who is even more dangerous.
Kang and His Incarnations in the MCU
Kang has several incarnations throughout the MCU including, Iron Lad, Immortus, Kang the Conqueror, and Rama-tut. One of these was Scarlet Centurion, Nathaniel Richards who was born in the 30th century of Earth 6311, a reality where humanity never went into the dark ages. As we have already seen a version in Loki season 1, his whole origin story may appear in Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
This Earth was brought to leave after centuries of advancement and warfare by a time traveler, from Earth 616, who was also known as Nathaniel Richards. He came to be known as the legendary benefactor.
The 30th century Nathanial Richards is said to be the descendant of this benefactor. Some resources also claim that he can also be the descendant of Dr. Victor Doom.
After being caught in a time storm and ending up on Earth 616, he encounters his possible ancestor Dr. Doom and decides to leave his Rama-tut disguise and get one similar to that of Dr. Doom, naming it Scarlet Centurion.
Will Scarlet Centurion be in Avengers: Kang Dynasty?
As Scarlet Centurion, he manipulates the Avengers of Earth 616 and does some horrible things throughout multiple timelines. Somehow Avengers manage to get a hold of things and defeat Scarlet Centurion.
Kang doomed his scarlet Centurion version as a failure after this, and get back to his identity as Rama-tut. This caused the creation of another divergent of Scarlet Centurion. This Scarlet Centurion ends up in the alternate Earth 712 and becomes a successful conqueror.
After several years he adopted the guise of Kang the Conqueror and sired a son named Marcus Kang. According to comics, he is the son of Kang and Ravonna in an alternate reality where Ravonna decided to stay with Kang. After some time Kang does and Ravonna now known as Revelation takes control of his empire.
Marcus continues to stay with his mother. But after he encounters future versions of his parents Kang and Ravonna adopt him, he becomes Marcus Immortus. He helps his father and mother with their plans. He later adopted the identity of the Scarlet Centurion and kept it until his death.
Avengers: Kang Dynasty is the second to the last movie, for the finale of phase 6 of the MCU, the film can be based on Marvel’s comic with the same name. It will unfold the story of Kang, and hence we can see the appearance of Scarlet Centurion in the MCU as well.
After appearing in Loki season 1, Kang will also be appearing in the upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania. The film will release on 17 February 2023.