The version of Kang that the public will see in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is described as a warrior variant of the menacing Marvel villain.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania includes a Kang version which is a warrior variant of the menacing central villain. Previously appeared in the spin-off series Loki, actor Jonathan Majors was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe during the show’s finale. While not explicitly stated, it is strongly suggested that Majors’ character in the finale is a variant of Kang The Conquerer and that his warning of a major threat to the surface of the multiverse will soon come to fruition on screen.
With Thanos defeated by The Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, it remains to be seen who the next recurring central threat from MCUs will be, though comic readers and MCU enthusiasts are already assuming it will be Kang in one form or another. Despite Phase Four MCU entries such as: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness expanding the world and knowledge of the MCU, what is currently missing is that one great behind-the-scenes evil that brought everything to an explosive end in the previous phases of the franchise. With Kang comes one of Marvel’s most terrifying threats from the comics and perhaps that unique entity that will once again force all core heroes into combined action.
Speak with Men’s Heath Magazinestrength and conditioning coach Jamie Sawyer (who worked with Majors during his stint) Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania prep), give more details about the type of character this Kang variant is. The coach described Kang’s rerun in the film as a warrior. Majors also discussed how Kang differs from other MCU villains. Check out their comments below:
Majors: “Killmonger, Thanos and Kang are unrelated, and that’s good for the MCU. It adds diversity.”
Sawyer: “He’s the warrior version of Kang, so there was a focus on what that warrior would look like that’s been there through the ages and developed every type of combat skill. It was about making him look like an imposing figure.”
The multiverse means Kang will be unlike any previous MCU villain
This focus on training for performance rather than aesthetics certainly makes Kang a real threat in his impending appearance, with significant stakes against the heroes he will face. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania footage shown at conventions this summer teased Kang killed Avengers before. If that’s anything to assume, Scott Lang is in for an uphill battle as he handles Kang’s physical prowess and combative skills will soon be realized by fans. It’s also of interest for Majors to note Kang’s lack of connection to previous MCU villains, suggesting that he will be an entirely new nemesis that will present a very different challenge to what has come before in the franchise. As the multiverse continues to expand, as do the threats that come through to put its heroes to the test.
With Kang, the MCU gets a chance to up the ante in Phase Four and introduce that central figure who makes the most of the core roster of fan-favorite heroes. While Thanos was clearly a dangerous on-screen foe for the Avengers, it could be argued in his wake that the current heroes have relatively lighter interests than in the franchise’s past. Due to the introduction in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania this warrior variant of Kang is arguably the unstoppable force that brings a real sense of sacrifice and loss to the current roster of heroes. From the training of the Majors and hints that this version of Kang has been involved in wars and conflicts across countless eras and worlds, it’s clear that the MCU is building a villain who won’t be easily displaced. For any Marvel fan missing that sense of genuine concern and unease about the safety of their favorite heroes, Kang’s introduction is likely to be both exciting and unnerving.
Source: Men’s health magazine
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