Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania It’s only weeks away, and fans are counting down the days until we find out what major ramifications this movie promises to have on the future of the MCU. We have already met the villain of the film, Kang the Conqueror, who was at Jonathan Majorsin the end Loki Season 1, but we also know that there are several alternate versions of Kang throughout the comics, and we haven’t seen anything yet.
While talking about the character and explaining the difference between him and the last big man of the MCU, Thanos, the screenwriter of the film, Beautiful Jeffexplained to SFX Magazine:
“To me it’s about humanity. Obviously Thanos is a great iconic villain, but he’s also a big purple CGI man. He’s an alien from outer space. What I wanted to lean into is that he’s human Kang.”
He went on to add:
“Kang is also a very lonely character. We’re going to see a lot of him in many different ways in the future, but I really wanted to bring in the humanity and even the vulnerability of this character before he becomes so apocalyptic, Avengers scale height.”
Kang will appear in the next Avengers movie, Kang Dynasty, which Loveness is also writing. Currently set for release in 2025, the film is part of Marvel’s Phase 6, which will conclude the epic Multiverse Saga. Loveness went on to talk about Kang’s character direction, saying:
“Kang is a great Avengers villain. What do you do when you feel like you’re not good enough against that? How are you able to face the challenge of this generation, which is Thanos on an exponential level? Yes it’s almost infinite Thanos. I think we’re setting things up for a nice dynamic story. When I’m building Avengers I want it to feel like a generational struggle. Phase 4 felt like the birth of a new character. giving a little breath to everyone, you’re expanding the universe, you have fun Disney Plus shows with uplifting characters that we like and throw them into the fire.”
With all that said about this movie, I’m really nervous for Scott Lang and his cohorts. I can’t wait to see what happens next, but I’m really sad about the possible fate of these characters that I love so much.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Hits theaters everywhere on February 17, and tickets can be purchased now.