The spoilers follow Loki season 1.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Jonathan Majors has revealed that “different versions” of Kang will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Talk to the Brazilian store Somos geeks (opens in a new tab) (skip to part 3:00), Majors, describer Kang the conqueror all over Marvel‘s Multiverse Saga, hinting that we could see other versions of the iconic supervillain in upcoming movies and TV shows.
That might not be a big spoiler. MCU fans watched Loki season 1 above Disney Plus will learn that Majors played one of Kang’s other MCU variations – aka He Who Remains, who is apparently based on Immortals, one of Kang’s comic book variations.
In Loki episode 6, He Who Remains also confirms that other variants of Kang will enter the MCU if Loki and Sylvie kill him, as He Who Remains is the only one who has prevented the other universes (and Kang) from invading the one. called the sacred timeline of the MCU. Sylvie killed the Remainer, thus helping to instigate the emergence of the multiverse.
What’s interesting about Majors’ comment, however, is that he (or rather Marvel) doesn’t use the word “variant” when they discuss multiple Kang versions of the multiverse. Instead, a completely different description is used for Marvel phase 5 villain, is sure to capture the interest of comic book fans.
“When they [Marvel] say there will be different repetitions – that’s actually the word they used, they don’t say variations,” Majors revealed. this thing, I thought ‘Okay, that’s great, I want to take it and stab it.'”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be the next Marvel movie to hit theaters. The superhero movie will begin Phase 5 of the MCU, and after a mixed time Phase 4 of the MCUhopes to get Marvel’s cinematic power back on track.
Analysis: an important multidimensional difference
The spoilers follow Doctor Strange 3 and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The distinction between “different iterations” of Majors and Marvel is an important issue to deal with. After all, the term “variant” – at least in the context of the MCU – has been used to describe and/or represent various incarnations of popular Marvel characters.
Take it Strange Doctor 2, For example. In that MCU movie, we saw Benedict Cumberbatch play four versions of Master of the Mystic Arts. We can categorize the other three as variants of the MCU’s Doctor Strange because, aside from the different choices they make in their own universe, they seem to be the same character – one person. have the same strengths, weaknesses, and personalities – as the MCU’s version.
The word “repeated” means something completely different to Kang. Its use implies that we’ll see other versions of Kang in Phase 5 and Phase 6, but they won’t be the same character we saw in Loki season 1 or will see in Ant-Man. 3.
During a conversation with Somos Geeks, Majors revealed that each of Kang’s iterations come from “a very specific world and must serve that world… they are a byproduct of those worlds. move and behave differently.” In our view, this quote, along with Major’s previous response, suggests we’ll see some hugely important versions of Kang brought to life in the MCU.
In the Marvel comics, Kang – the time travel genius – has many variations. These include Ancient Egypt’s Pharoah Rama-Tut, an early-century mayor named Victor Timely, Doctor Doom-inspired Scarlet Centurion, Qeng Enterprises CEO Mister Gryphon and the Young Avenger. called Iron Lad. These Kang variations exist in Marvel’s comic universe in different eras, older or younger than Kang himself, and span the spectrum of good and evil.
And that’s what makes using Majors and Marvel’s “different iterations” important. We might not just see the same version of Kang – someone the same age and with the same personality/ambitions as Ant-Man 3’s version – appear in the MCU between now and Avengers: Secret Wars, which is expected. in theaters in 2026.
Instead, we could see Major Leagues portraying any or all of the above, which should create plenty of crowd-pleasing moments on the big screen. We’ve seen Marvel take a similar approach to Spider-Man: No Way Home, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, who are older and more experienced than Tom Holland’s web player, teaming up with Holland’s MCU Spider-Man to great effect. Why didn’t Marvel do the same here and let the Majors play different versions of Kang at different stages in their lives and plans to conquer the multiverse? We’re crossing our fingers (including all of our own multiverse variations) that we’re right with this theory.
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