Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty screenwriter Jeff Loveness has revealed intriguing details about how the Council of Kangs can be defeated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The mysterious group of Kang variants, which includes Immortus, Pharaoh Rama-Tut, and the Scarlet Centurion, made its debut in Quantumania‘s mid-credits scene. In this thrilling tag, the Council of Kangs summoned countless other Kang variants to an otherworldly arena, foreshadowing their coming battle with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes throughout Phase 5 and Phase 6 of the MCU.
Now that Quantumania is finally playing in theaters, Jeff Loveness has openly discussed how the Phase 5 film’s tag connects to The Kang Dynasty. In a recent interview with Polygon, Loveness described the threat that the Council of Kangs poses to the MCU, as well as the only character who can stop them:
“I just love the setup of: He’s [Kang’s] not a liar. If you go back and watch the movie, and listen to what he’s saying, we’re in a lot of trouble, because he was the only thing that can stop these guys.”
In discussing Jonathan Majors’s Kang the Conqueror, Loveness admits that the villain wasn’t lying when he told Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) that he alone is capable of stopping his variants. Loveness goes on to tease that terrestrial Avengers like Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Daredevil stand no chance in The Kang Dynasty.
Will The Avengers And Kang Team Up In Avengers: The Kang Dynasty?
If Kang the Conqueror is truly the only character capable of defeating the Council of Kangs, the Avengers may find themselves relying upon their former enemy for the salvation of the multiverse. Although Kang has killed many Avengers in his previous conquests, it would appear that they share a common enemy. If Loveness’s comments prove true, the Avengers will need to put aside their differences with Kang in order to defeat his far more dangerous variants in The Kang Dynasty.
Kang the Conqueror’s apparent death at the end of Quantumania leaves the Avengers to fend for themselves when it comes to fighting variants like Rama-Tut, Immortus, and the Scarlet Centurion. While Phase 5 and Phase 6 might depict some of these battles in projects such as Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange 3, and Shang-Chi 2, the MCU’s heroes will certainly realize before too long that their efforts are fruitless. To defeat the Council of Kangs, the Avengers may have to bring back Quantumania‘s Kang the Conqueror, who claims that he alone has the power to combat his terrifying multiversal variants.
Although the Council of Kangs was able to defeat Kang the Conqueror before exiling him to the Quantum Realm, it appears as though their actions took him by surprise. The council’s fear over Kang’s return certainly indicates that he is more than capable of destroying them in a fair fight, explaining their defensive actions in Quantumania’s tag. Furthermore, forging an alliance with Earth-616’s Avengers would be an unprecedented move in the history of the multiverse, granting Kang the Conqueror enough power to burn his enemies out of time, as he so emphatically promised during the events of Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania.
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