Marvel is entering phase 5 of the MCU with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The film will officially introduce Kang the Conqueror in the MCU as the next supervillain of the cinematic universe. The character is also expected to appear in future movies and series in the upcoming phases. Prior to Ant-Man 3, an alternate version of Kang was introduced in the Disney+ series Loki, where he warned about his troublemaker versions of himself.
Now that the supervillain is all set for his MCU debut, fans are curious about his future appearances and how his presence in Quantumania would establish the character in the MCU. In an interview with Empire, the director of Ant-Man 3 talked about how the movie sets Kang the Conqueror as the next supervillain of the MCU.
Kang the Conqueror Would Have a Profound Impact on the MCU
The trailer for Ant-Man 3 introduced Jonathan Majors as the main antagonist of the film, Kang the Conqueror. Ant-Man gets sucked into the Quantum realm, where he would probably meet Kang the Conqueror. The trailer has also led to many discussions about the future of Scott Lang and Kang the Conqueror in the MCU.
The director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Peyton Reed shared how Kang’s appearance in Ant-Man 3 could impact the MCU. Reed shared that the writer of Quantumania is also working on the script of The Kang Dynasty.
“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.”
Peyton Reed also shared that Kang the Conqueror will be very different from Loki’s He Who Remains. “Kang The Conqueror in our movie is a very different character. He’s someone who has dominion over time, and he’s a warrior and a strategist,” Reed said.
And considering that Jeff Loveness is working on The Kang Dynasty after Quantumania, it could also set the stage for Avengers 5.
Ant-Man Will Face an All-Timer Antagonist in Ant-Man 3
Peyton Reed claimed that Ant-Man 3 would be different from the previous films in the series and probably would have no solace for Ant-Man. It will introduce a different version of Kang.
” For audiences, it’ll be a chance to see a different flavor of what Majors can bring to Kang’s alternate selves,” he said. He also mentioned that he could be the biggest villain Ant-Man has ever faced in the MCU.
Director Peyton Reed pointed out that this time Ant-Man would be against “an all-timer antagonist.” He said that the previous villains Ant-Man faced were lower-level threats like Yellowjacket and Ghost.
But Kang the Conqueror, who is set to be the next supervillain in the cinematic universe, will be the hardest challenge Ant-Man would face. Reed pointed out that he found it interesting to put “in some people’s minds weakest, Avenger” against the strongest villain.
He said, “Our diminutive hero is facing a villain as huge as they come.” Ant-Man 3 could also give a preview of Kang the Conqueror’s future appearance in the MCU along with his abilities. Fans are excited to know more about the next supervillain of the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to release on February 17, 2023.