We had a tease for Jonathan Majors’ Kang in Loki, but we get to see him take the villain spotlight in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Though Kang’s deal is hugely a mystery, we may have gotten one major plot point revealed for the character.
In a new issue from Empire (via The Direct), it’s been revealed that Kang has actually been trapped in the Quantum Realm, and it’s possible that he needs Scott’s help to get out. We don’t know exactly what Kang needs from Scott, but some guess that it will have something to do with MODOK who is also a classic Marvel villain making his appearance in the film.
The theory is, Kang’s time chair has been taken by MODOK, and Kang entrusts Scott to steal it back for him. Also, it’s been said that the part of MODOK is played by Corey Stoll, who was the primary antagonist in the first Ant-Man.
With Kang being the main villain of the next Avengers movie, it’s pretty curious why they decided to make him debut in a solo film—and in an Ant-Man movie of all properties. If you did your Loki research, this could just be one version of Kang that’s been trapped, and by the time the next Avengers comes in, we could be looking at a whole army of Kangs—each with their own special set of powers and abilities.
Then again, this is all just speculation on the fans’ end. Until the movie comes out, guessing will just have to do.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania comes to theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.