FILMELY : Kang Is the Main Antagonist in Ant-man 3 but He Is Not "He Who Remains"

Feb 5, 2023

Kang Is the Main Antagonist in Ant-man 3 but He Is Not "He Who Remains"

In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 2023 (Ant-man 3), Kang the Conquer is now identified as the main antagonist, however this character is different with Kang He Who Remains who appeared in Marvel's Loki series aired on Disney+ in 2021. Ant-man 3 is the first film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5.

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In Ant-man 3, a Kang variant - a "time-traveling, multiverse enemy" is trapped in the Quantum Realm. Kang needs Pym Particles to get his ship out of here. To do this, Kang proposes a deal to Ant-man: with the ability to rewrite the timeline, Kang will help Ant-man (Paul Rudd) regain his lost time with his family; In return, Ant-man will find Kang what he needs.

Kang The Conquer was first introduced in the Loki series season 1 (2021) broadcast on Disney+, known as the creator of the Time Variance Authority (TVA) whose job is to rule out any variants that potentially threaten the sacred timeline in the multiverse to ensure that the timeline is kept unilinear (unbranched).

Kang in Loki is recalled by himself as "He Who Remains" - that is, the only Kang left after eliminating all other Kang variants. After "He Who Remains" Kang was killed by the female Loki variant, the TVA collapsed, the universe's timeline began to branch out, and it's possible that many other Kang variants have popped up across the multiverse.

Kang has been described by Loki season 1 lead writer Michael Waldron as the MCU's "next big cross-movie villain", while Ant-man 3's writer Jeff Loveness described Kang as "top-tier, A-list Avengers villain". To build Kang's image in this film, Loveness researched different versions of Kang from DC Comics such as Rama-Tut and Scarlet Centurion and described him as an "infinite snake eating infinite tails" in being "a man literally at war against himself". Director Peyton Reed likened the character to Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Julius Caesar.

Actor Jonathan Majors who played Kang had to apply a new way of acting for this character in Ant-man 3 because the personality, psychology, and physical appearance of this variant are completely different from Kang in the Loki series that he played before. .

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is scheduled to premiere in Hollywood, Los Angeles on February 6, 2023, and will be released in theaters on February 17, 2023.


Marvel Studios AntMan and The Wasp Quantumania New Trailer

Paul Rudd ... Scott Lang / Ant-Man

Evangeline Lilly ... Hope van Dyne / Wasp

Jonathan Majors ... Kang the Conqueror

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Janet van Dyne

Michael Douglas ... Hank Pym

Kathryn Newton ... Cassie Lang

David Dastmalchian ... Veb

William Jackson Harper ... Quaz

Katy O'Brian ... Jentorra