After introducing Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania showed off significant implications for the Multiverse Saga in the MCU. Even though Ant-Man 3 has received negative reviews from reviewers according to Rotten Tomatoes, the Paul Rudd-starrer is still a hot topic thanks to Majors’ portrayal of Kang and its game-changing post-credits sequence. The post-credits scene from Quantumania received mixed reviews at first, but reviewers later argued that both scenes were crucial to the overall plot of the MCU.
Who Are The Council of Kangs in Ant-Man 3?
The Council of Kangs was first introduced in the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man 3. Immortus the older Kang convened the group to discuss the next steps for the Kang Variants after learning that Warrior Kang “the exiled one” had died at the hands of Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne in the Quantum Realm. Immortus, Scarlet Centurion, and Rama-Tut, three of the primary Kang Variants, were shown in the scene talking about how Earth-616’s heroes were gradually connecting to the Multiverse and how they would be obstacles to their objectives. In Marvel Comics, Immortus creates the Council of Kangs to purge other Kangs from every parallel world since he views them as inferior Variants of himself. Together, Immortus’ specially chosen rivals killed their distinctive selves to seize control of their own empires. To further his objectives, the Kang Variant even enlisted the aid of several Avengers and Loki Ravon Renslayer.
Jonathan Majors, who played Kang throughout Ant-Man 3, made a triumphant return in the post-credits scene, playing a variety of Kang Variants. The gang is led by Immortus, the one wearing the recognisable traditional helmet, with Rama-Tut and Scarlet Centurion both assuming the role of second-in-command. While Immortus from Marvel Comics is renowned to adopt a benign attitude, the Variant is better at manipulating.
Scarlet Centurion has armour modelled by Doctor Doom in the comics, however it is uncertain if this is true of his MCU equivalent. Even yet, the Variant in Majors’ incarnation seems to be a capable fighter with access to a lot of cutting-edge technology. It’s also conceivable that Scarlet Centurion is not this Kang variant. Alternatively, it may be a Prime Kang from a distant time.
Last but not least, Rama-Tut used contemporary technology to conquer ancient Egypt. He was an early Kang Variant. The MCU’s adaptation seems to suggest that Majors’ Rama-Tut had already seized power as Egypt’s Pharaoh and may have even engaged in combat with a Fantastic Four team that resembled the comics John Krasinski’s squad from Earth-838.
How Avengers 5 Is Set Up by the Ant-Man 3 Post Credits
In a sense, the events of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty were launched from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Ant-Man 3 “connects most to the greater picture,” according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, and the post-credits sequence supported that claim. Given that the Council of Kangs was presented in the post-credits sequence, Avengers 5’s slogan, “The Kang Dynasty,” is probably being teased. More importantly, the Council’s knowledge that Earth-616’s heroes are accessing the Multiverse is reminiscent to the Avengers’ initial triumph over Loki, when Thanos was informed of their existence by the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The fate of Kang the Conqueror is unclear, but the Council, lead by Immortus, Rama-Tut, and Scarlet Centurion, may turn the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes against them in Avengers 5. It makes logical to have numerous Kang Variants as powerful adversaries of the Avengers, primarily because to the expanding cast of MCU heroes. Throughout the course of the crossover film, many teams could battle Immortus, Rama-Tut, and Scarlet Centurion.
The Conqueror is still alive, as evidenced by the tagline “Kang will return” at the conclusion of Ant-Man 3. According to certain theories, Kang the Conqueror could transform into Beyonder and appear unexpectedly in Avengers 5 to aid the heroes in eliminating all Kang Variants. This might, however, result in Kang ultimately betraying them, outing himself as the Beyonder, and possibly entangling the heroes in his own version of Battleword, a whole other world portrayed in the comics as a chaotic realm. As a result, Avengers 5’s conclusion may set up Avengers: Secret Wars directly, making Kang the supreme antagonist that the MCU’s heroes must vanquish.
This would match with a previous report that said Secret Wars will steal a story hook from Avengers: Endgame in which some heroes would use multiverse travel rather than time travel. The Avengers of the Sixteenth Century may be divided into two groups, one of which is imprisoned in Beyonder’s Battleworld while the other ventures out into the Multiverse in search of vital allies or venerable heroes like Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in order to save their sixteenth-century counterparts in the alternate Battleworld reality. Kang is anticipated to be in the lead in any scenario.
In theatres all throughout the world, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently showing.