Writer of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Jeff Loveness, discusses how the time travel in Avengers: Endgame changed his ideas for Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the future Phase 6 team-up film. Josh Brolin’s Thanos was ultimately revealed in all his grandeur in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War after being teased throughout Phases 1 and 2 of the MCU. The big enemy was eventually eliminated in the subsequent film due to a smart time travel plan after defeating Earth’s mightiest heroes. Kang the Conqueror, the MCU’s next major nemesis, will be introduced in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania before taking center stage in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in 2025.
Loveness, the screenwriter hired for both Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, reveals how Avengers: Endgame influenced his portrayal of Kang in a recent interview with SFX Magazine (via The Direct). Because the MCU has previously included a lot of time travel, the writer was obliged to widen his idea for Kang, highlighting the villain’s multiversal component rather than merely his skill of time-hopping. While Loveness doesn’t reveal much about Kang, he promises that there will be some “curveball” surprises for audiences. See Loveness’ entire comment below:
How Will Kang Differ From Thanos?
Thanos, a purple alien with a keen eye for military strategy, possesses superhuman strength and endurance, becoming even more powerful after amassing all of the Infinity Stones. Thanos gains the ability to manipulate time and space by combining the Infinity Stones in the Infinity Gauntlet, giving him a significant advantage over the Avengers. On the other hand, Kang is a human being, so there is already one significant distinction between the two antagonists. Kang derives his powers from advanced technology, and his armory includes a time-traveling ship, Damocles Base, and weaponry from the far future.
Kang’s technology increases his strength, speed, durability, and stamina. In addition to his ability to travel through time at will, Kang is seen in the comics wielding energy-based weaponry and defenses such as holograms and force fields. However, despite the similarities and contrasts between Kang and Thanos’ unique talents, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty could explore more Kang varieties. There are two Thanos versions in Avengers: Endgame, but they are essentially the same and never meet. On the other hand, Kang’s versions vary greatly in terms of their strength level and general temperament, and their inclusion could end up distinguishing Majors’ villain from Brolin’s.
Kang may feel like several separate characters depending on whatever variations are introduced in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Furthermore, he may be difficult to defeat since another may take his place if one dies. From Scarlet Centurion to Victor Timely, Mr. Gryphon to Kamala Kang, several Kangs have appeared in Marvel comic books, each more bizarre than the last. While it remains to be known what Loveness has in store for fans with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, it appears that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is just the beginning of the MCU’s newest bad guy.