Ant-Man and the Wasp : Quantumania finally gives viewers a better look at the latest threat that Marvel’s heroes will face. According to a concept artist who worked on the film, Kang the Conqueror almost had to use some unique powers in the movie.
Created by Marvel legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Kang the Conqueror has a history with Marvel dating back to 1963, when he was introduced in Fantastic Four #19 as Ramatut, a character who uses his powers A time traveler who conquered ancient Egypt. In 1964, Ramatu adopted the identity of Kang. While the first Con to appear in the comics was Nathaniel Richards, the name “Con” has been adopted by many different characters. Jonathan Majors has already played several versions of Kang in the post-credits scenes of Marvel Studios Loki and Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania, and is set to appear in future Marvel Studios films Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and : Secret Wars.
While Kang has undoubtedly had plenty of time to show off his powers, there’s one particularly unique ability that fans have enjoyed in almost every Ant-Man and Wasp Mania. Concept artist Aleksi Briclot recently shared images he created while working on the film. The images, shared on Instagram, show Kang summoning a spectral version of himself and shooting some sort of ray or beam from his head. In the caption, Briclot clarified what happened in the image, saying “Explore Kang’s superpowers for a short time.” He is able to summon some ghosts of himself. And blast it in different directions. think about motion, gestures, animation, and how it looks on screen. as a sequence.
While the MCU version of Kang appears to be more than mortal, the comic book version has never had superpowers. In every comic, Kang is a brilliant scientist who uses 40th century technology to battle the Marvel heroes. The MCU seems to continue this trend so far, with Kang using neuro-powered armor to fight Ant-Man in Ant-Man and Wasp: Quantumania. In Loki, Kang’s version of He Who Remains is revealed that he has harnessed the power of a being named Alioth who can consume time and space. So while the concept art seems to suggest that the version of Kang fighting Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm might have superpowers, it’s unclear if that’s the plan, or if those powers will still be based on future technology.
What’s still unclear is Majors’ future as Kang the Conqueror. Earlier this year, Majors was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend. Although Majors has not yet been convicted of a crime, the incident has fans questioning whether Majors will be removed from the MCU. Marvel Studios hasn’t made any announcements yet, so fans will have to wait for the studio’s decision. No matter who plays Kang, the role seems to have more in store for Marvel’s heroes.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is available for digital purchase now.