Inside Marvel’s Phase 5: What Quantumania Means For The MCU Movie Future
Sounds like we all need to get ready for a multiverse of Kangs! The third installment of the Ant-Man franchise, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, has officially introduced Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. But getting rid of one Kang doesn’t fix the problem, as seen in the post-credit scenes.
Warning: Some spoilers from Quantumania follow!
Fans were introduced to the Council of Kangs setting up for a potential all-out Kang showdown in future MCU movies, including Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in 2025. The first mid-credits scene in the movie shows the Council of Kangs gathered together, with each variant present looking different and having a unique costume. There are various versions of Kang from different timelines and universes, including Immortus, Rama-Tut, and the Scarlet Centurion, and all are concerned that the “exiled one” Kang has been killed by two Avengers. Immortus, who seems to be the leader of the Council, calls for the Kang variants to unite and stop the Avengers from meddling in their plans. He announces that he has summoned all of the Kang variants across the multiverse to the Council of Kangs, and the scene shows an entire stadium filled with hundreds of Kang variants ready to fight.
Meanwhile, Loki and TVA agent Mobius will likely continue tracking down more Kang variants in the upcoming second season of Loki, set for release this summer. In the post-credit scene, the audience is transported to the early 1900s, where Victor Timely, a known Kang variant, delivers a speech on a stage. He is played by Jonathan Majors, sporting a mustache, spectacles, and a three-piece suit. Timely tells the crowd that time is everything and that they can shape their lives by shaping time. In the audience, Loki and Mobius are seen, probably tracking down variants of He Who Remains since the events of Loki season one.
It’s been speculated that Kang may play a key role in the upcoming second season of “Loki,” which is currently set for release in summer 2023. Given that the first season saw the God of Mischief and TVA agent Mobius tracking down variants of Loki, the second season may see them tracking down variants of Kang instead.