Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, is the new big name arising as a major antagonist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ever since the departure of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, fans were eager to know more about the upcoming major villain. It seems like fans’ wait has finally come to an end. MCU is set for the launch of phase 5 beginning with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. And the very first movie of phase 5 will introduce fans to the powerful and mysterious, Kang the Conqueror.
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What is Kang’s Power in Marvel Comics
Kang appeared in the Marvel comics as a time traveler who has access to all sorts of equipment and gadgets present in the future. Kang himself doesn’t possess any superhuman powers; it is his access to both past and future gadgets as well as the knowledge of time that makes him dangerous.
Kang travels through time with his gadget for his personal benefit. But he ends up messing up the timeline so much which results in several variants of himself across different timelines. In the comic line, there have been many variants of Kang the Conqueror. One such variant was introduced in Loki Season 1 named, He Who Remains, played by Jonathan Majors himself. It needs to be noted that the Kang variant shown in Loki Season 1 is different from the Kang appearing in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
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Peyton Reed Shares his Thoughts on Jonathan Majors’ Kang
In an interview, Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, shared his thoughts on Jonathan Majors’ Kang. Reed confessed how he loved the character of Kang during his childhood and wanted to bring justice to the legendary character.
“We wanted the responsibility. We wanted to put Ant-Man and the Wasp against one of the big great villains in the Marvel Comics universe. I loved Kang as a kid, and to get to create him, and figure out who he is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that’s always a fun thing, taking these characters that people have a relationship with in the comics and figuring out sort of what that is in the movie universe. Because they are two very different things.”
The director added how the movie written by Jeff Loveness, who is also writing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty made sure to make a big impact on the audience with the introduction of Kang to connect it with other upcoming Marvel movies.
“Jeff Loveness, who wrote this movie, is writing The Kang Dynasty as well, so there’s been a lot of discussion about the impact that this appearance of Kang The Conqueror makes. There are big things in store.”
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Majors’ Kang the Conqueror, whose role is expected to become larger with the upcoming Marvel movies as a major villain. The upcoming Avengers movie which is set to release in Marvel Phase 6 in 2025 is titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Till then fans can see Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will be released on February 17, 2023.