Kevin Feige exposes Kang’s true objectives in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, following the introduction of his variation, He Who Remains, in Loki. Peyton Reed, who helmed the first two films in the series, is returning to direct the third installment, in which Jonathan Majors will make his debut as the villain of Marvel Studios’ Multiverse Saga. The actor has stated that the forthcoming villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is inspired by Alexander the Great, but his true motivations have not been revealed – until now.
Because Scott, Hope, Janet, Hank, and Cassie have been dragged into the Quantum Realm, Kang is now face to face with Team Ant-Man in this alternate universe. It is unclear what exactly the Conqueror is trying to force Ant-Man to perform for him in the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailers. Feige reveals Kang’s true goals in Ant-Man 3 to Empire Magazine (via The Direct), despite Marvel Studios keeping them under wraps. Take a look at the full text of his statement below:
Kang is a formidable figure, but when we first meet him, he’s in a position where he needs to reclaim his authority. If he can connect his spacecraft and gadget to the internet, he can travel to any location at any time. Wishing he had access to brilliant scientists equipped with Pym particles.
What To Expect From Ant-Man 3’s Kang
While Marvel Studios is keeping the Conqueror’s current predicament under wraps, Majors has already spilled the beans on the character. According to the actor, Thanos served as inspiration for his take on Kang, indicating that an attempt was made to give the villain some humanity. While this doesn’t give away Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s ending, it does indicate that Kang plans to continue wreaking havoc across the multiverse after he escapes the Quantum Realm and regains the powers he was stripped of.
Kang’s need to make a deal with Scott Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is well explained by the fact that he does not have access to all of his abilities. Given that Scott’s willingness to use his thieving abilities for odd jobs has been a running cliché in Reed’s Marvel films, this is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the Conqueror into the established MCU sub-franchise. However, as seen in the most recent teaser for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania, their alliance goes awry, resulting to a fight.
What’s Next For Kang In The MCU
The fate of Kang the Conqueror in the MCU has been resolved prior to the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Destin Cretton’s The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will include the villain as a co-lead. In addition, his presence is anticipated in the upcoming second season of Loki. It is unclear, however, if this particular iteration of Kang will appear in the Disney+ series, as the God of Mischief may once again have to face with a variant. In view of the new idea connecting Kang to the Conqueror, he may also have a role in Matt Shakman’s Fantastic Four film, as well as Ms. Marvel season 2 and Shang-Chi 2.