Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, explains how Kang the Conqueror differs from He Who Remains in Loki. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are piqued by the hints that Kang will play a significant role in the ongoing Multiverse Saga. Marvel Studios plans to use the character’s time-travelling and reality-warping talents to deliver more nuanced and sophisticated stories that will astound viewers. The diverse acting of Jonathan Majors, who plays the psychotic antagonist, bodes well for a memorable performance.
Reed, who plays Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, discussed the character’s backstory, motivations, and what makes him unique in an interview with Empire. Reed says that his portrayal of Kang will not be as sympathetic and has things in store for the titular heroes, in contrast to Majors’ initial characterization of the variation He Who Remains as an eccentric yet smart mystery with good intentions but questionable ethics. Read on to learn what Reed has to say:
“Kang The Conqueror, in our movie, is a very different character. He’s someone who has dominion over time, and he’s a warrior and a strategist.”
Kang, a bigger threat than Thanos
The fact that Kang is pitted against Ant-Man elevates his threat level over that of his Loki variant. Reed thought the match was “intriguing” since it pitted the hero, who some people saw as the “weakest Avenger,” against a “force of nature.” Seeing as Jeff Loveness will also be writing the next Avengers team-up film, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, this is also intended to be the genuine beginning of the next major story arc for the MCU. Although a previous source said, the Creed III actor might return in additional MCU productions after the Paul Rudd threequel. It is presently uncertain if Majors will participate in any other MCU films between then and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
While Thanos’s plan to destroy the cosmos was impressive in scope, He Who Remains’ monologue was a lot to take in and made for a frightening scenario. Kang’s final words in Loki established him as a more menacing figure, making his imminent showdown with Ant-Man all the more horrifying. Thanos only cared about his own reality, while Kang plans to spread his power across the Multiverse, leading to an uncertain and perhaps catastrophic future.
Audiences can compare Major Kang to his portrayal of He Who Remains in Loki when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is out in a few months. Fans of the MCU can expect to be startled by Majors, as they have no reason to anticipate a similar performance from him. While fans have had mixed reactions to Marvel’s antagonists thus far in Phase Four, they seem to be looking forward to seeing how much harm Kang can do to the hero.