Kang’s Perfect Motivation Was Completely Overlooked in Quantumania
March 15, 2023
A lot of people were dissatisfied with Quantumania’s treatment of Kang particularly when the ideal setup was set in Avengers: Endgame.
This article has spoilers from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The film is currently playing in theaters.
Ant-Man as well as Wasp Quantumania. Wasp Quantumania revealed the new Marvel Cinematic Universe threat Kang, also known as the Conqueror. Kang is expected to become the primary antagonist in the next several years. A few were unhappy with Kang’s character despite the stellar performance of Jonathan Majors. The worst part was that it wasn’t even a good one. Kang’s flawless transition to Kang was already there as part of the biggest Marvel Studios storyline.
Avengers Endgame was an idea of time travel that is directly linked to Kang’s method of operation. It could have been utilized to give a more believable menace to Kang and also give more layers to the villain. This missed opportunity makes Kang’s story appear forced and could back to bite the MCU.
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Avengers: Endgame created the ideal setting to introduce Kang
Endgame illustrates how the Avengers returned to the past to recover the Infinity Stones to stop Thanos’s destruction of the universe. While the precise consequences of this weren’t known, events like Loki’s escape and release from the Avengers chains resulted in an alternate timeline. The multiverse refers to a parallel reality and alternate timelines. It’s also connected to Kang. This plot device could be a better method to make Kang’s threat clearer. It lets you build him from a variety of perspectives.
There is a way to demonstrate (e.g. an alternate Quantumania) the ways in which Kang was manipulating events within the primary Marvel Cinematic Universe. His numerous resets ultimately allowed Kang to take on Thanos through his actions. Kang’s schemes are thwarted after the Avengers take on Thanos. Kang’s actions and past could be altered and changed. Kang would have a greater motivation to fight these than he currently does, the Quantum Realm.
This could have resulted in Kang being more of a natural threat and could have further fueled his hatred of Scott Lang, the good guy. Ant-Man was the person who was the one to bring together the Avengers to carry out their time-heist strategy. This gave him the one who could undo everything Kang did. The once-in-a-lifetime fight between an Avenger and a conqueror could quickly become something much more personal.
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Quantumania is unable to Cement Kang as the Next Big Bad
Kang’s debut is a complete catastrophe. Kang’s villain is even worse because of it. In many ways, Kang appears to be a typical villain who Ant-Man must take on, but without the power, charisma, or authority of Thanos. Ant-Man is defeated by an army of ants, and the tiniest Avenger almost reminds us of the “Thanus theory”. It’s not logical to think that Kang Council would be willing to fight to get revenge on their fallen comrades, especially since the fact that he was already exiled. This action is more logical when it was Kang variants, whose plans were similarly disrupted by Avengers actions in the timeline.
The whole Kang time travel theme is largely ignored and even though it has the potential to be a great addition to the MCU’s best moments. This isn’t helping Kang in his quest to become a significant threat. This is a bad sign for Kang for the upcoming film Avengers The Kang Dynasty. The film could eventually make him the main villain he’s been depicted as. However, it may not be enough to make him a more powerful villain than his previous film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now in theaters