Ahead of his arrival in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Kevin Feige teases what to expect from Jonathan Majors' villain, particularly how Kang is in conflict with his variants. Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 5 is about to kick off with Peyton Reed's threequel. Team Ant-Man is up against their biggest adversary yet, Kang the Conqueror. But that doesn't mean they have no chance of defeating him, especially since Kang has other problems to deal with – namely his variants scattered across the multiverse.
Majors previously made his MCU debut in Loki as He Who Remains, one of Kang's variants. While Sylvie ended up killing the TVA creator, there are other Kang variants that have yet to make an appearance in the franchise. Ahead of their expected arrival, Feige tells Empire Magazine (via The Direct) that Kang is in conflict with his other variants. This makes him different from his predecessors which never had this particular problem. Read his full quote below:
"He is the obvious choice as you’re dealing with the Multiverse. Kang allowed us to do a new kind of Big Bad. He’s a different type of villain, warring amongst themselves as much as he’s warring with our heroes."
Will Other Kang Variants Appear In Ant-Man 3?
Based on He Who Remains' Loki appearance, it's clear he wasn't fond of his other variants. He didn't specifically name Kang the Conqueror, but it's likely that he was referring to him. It won't even be a surprise if it's revealed that He Who Remains was the one who trapped the Conqueror in the Quantum Realm. Now that he's gone, the Multiverse Saga's big bad could be making an effort to get out of the dimension. It's possible that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania tackles this particular part of his backstory considering that the film sees Kang trying to manipulate Scott Lang to help him get out. What's curious is if the threequel will also feature other variants of the villain.
With specific plot details for Ant-Man 3 still tightly under wraps, it's difficult to say. Although it's worth noting that there are a couple of different looks that Majors sports in official promotional footage for the film which could be how to differentiate Kang the Conqueror from his variant. If that's the case, however, chances are that the possible appearances of other variants may be very minimal so as not to distract from the blockbuster's main focus, which is Team Ant-Man and the relationships among its members. Marvel Studios will also likely want to keep the spotlight on Kang the Conqueror as they continue to establish the Multiverse Saga's villain.
Regardless of what happens in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Kang the Conqueror and his variants can eventually appear in other upcoming MCU projects. Loki's season 1 finale teased the appearance of the villain (or his variant), although marketing footage for season 2 has yet to offer a live-action look at the God of Mischief's next opponent. The character could also make a cameo in Marvel's Fantastic Four and maybe even Deadpool 3, if the threequel leans into the concept of the multiverse.
This article was originally published at Screen Rant.