Ant-man and the wasp: Quantumania is already in theaters, and will have 2 post-credit scenes that we explain here (Spoiler warning)
Kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Film directed by Peyton Reed, and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Khatryn Newton and Jonathan Majors. In Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne continue to explore life like a couple with the peculiarity that they are also superheroes. Life is smiling on them: Scott has written a book, Hope is championing humanitarian causes, and her family, Hope’s parents Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym, and Scott’s daughter Cassie, are finally part of their everyday lives. It turns out that Cassie shares her new family’s passion for science and technology, especially as it relates to the Quantum World. But her curiosity leads them on an unexpected one-way trip to the gigantic subatomic world. Where they encounter strange new creatures, a society in fear, and a weather master who has just embarked on a dangerous project. Scott and Cassie are pushed in one direction and Hope, Janet and Hank in another, but they are all lost in a world at war and don’t know if they will ever find their way home. (From here spoilers)
Explanation of the post-credits scenes:
Marvel Studios at the end of Ant-man and the wasp: Quantumania, there is a brutal confrontation between Scott Lang and Kang “The Conqueror”. In which the villain tells Lang that if he doesn’t let him out of the quantum realm and defeats him, something worse will threaten his world. This version of Kang, as can be discovered in the film, is dedicated to conquering time lines to destroy them. Like “The One Who Remains” in the Loki series, he was surely aiming to leave a single timeline but in a bloodier way, which led him to be banished. Like He Who Remains, he also warned of a greater threat, but as we find out in the first post-credits scene, the Conqueror’s version of him is the least of the concerns. In the first post-credits scene of Ant-man and the wasp: Quantumania we find 3 variants of Nathaniel Richards known as Kang talking to each other upon hearing the news that El conquistador has been murdered and that it has not been any of them. To which they say that they will need help, and that they will have to summon all the variants to face those who have killed this variant. To which a variant replies that they are all there, showing a scene with hundreds of variants of Kang. Introducing the council of Kangs in a scene straight out of the comics. The second scene is a sneak peek at Loki, in which we meet the god of deceit and Mobius who have traveled back in time and are seeing another variant of Kang, this one. announcing that with his invention he will be able to travel in time and modify time lines. What would generate the multiverse. Surely both Loki and Mobius will want to stop this variant and avoid all the ramifications of the holy line. But what is the Kang council? And what variants of Kang have been presented to us in the first instance? I’ll tell you below.
What is Kangs advice?
In the comics, the Council of Kangs is an organization made up of variants of Kang from different universes whose goal was obviously to conquer the multiverse. However, this organization was manipulated by Kang Prime to wipe out all of them and become the only one. He first appeared in Avengers 267 from 1986. In this comic written by Mark Gruenwald, it is explained that Kang’s multiple trips through time have resulted in the appearance of other Kang in different alternate realities. The Council of the Kang, made up of Kang himself and two other Kang from different alternate realities, have the mission of eliminating all those Kang that he considers most unworthy because their frequent defeats make him ashamed of them. However Kang also plans to exterminate the other two Kang Council members. It doesn’t take long for the first of them to eliminate him when he unexpectedly returns to the Kang Council room. The real Kang is building an army of Kang robots that will replace the Kang of the different alternate realities that he has been killing. . In such a way that in the end he will be the only existing Kang and will rule in all realities through his double robots. To exterminate the other Kang member of the Council, the real Kang plans to use the Avengers, for this he teleports the Wasp, Hercules and the Black Knight to Limbo when they were in the tunnels that connect the mansion with the Hydrobase. The three avengers will soon identify that they have been transported to Limbo, where time does not exist, and that Kang is responsible. Kang’s advice that we see in the mid-credits scene seems to share the same objective, although in this case instead of assassinating them it seems that they are banished to microverses like The Quantum Realm, we don’t know if Loki’s Remains was also banished since he was in Limbo, or was simply hidden from these variants, and therefore the creation of the TVA and the Guardians of Time as supposedly responsible for it.
What variants have we seen in the post credit scenes?
In the two post credits scenes of Ant-man and the wasp: Quantumania we have known 4 well-known variants of Kang. Rama-Tut, Immortus, Scarlet Centurion and Victor Timely. But who are they? Rama-Tut The first one we see on the scene with an Egyptian appearance is Pharaoh Rama-Tut. In the comics he is a variant of Nathaniel Richards who lived in the year 4000 AD and wanted to conquer and rule when he found the blueprints for a time machine that Dr. Doom had created. Rama-Tut used it to travel to ancient Egypt where he became the new pharaoh. This variant would end up facing the Fantastic 4, so this Kang variant could be part of the plot of Marvel’s first family reboot movie.ImmortusThe second variant that we can recognize is that of Immortus, which seems to lead this council of Kangs. After seeing Loki, we all rushed to relate that He Who Remains was also Immortus, however, the appearance of this variant seen in Ant-man 3 is very close to that of the comics, especially due to its characteristic helmet. In the comics at some point in his personal timeline, Kang grew weary of battle due to frustration and the loss of his son Marcus and his consort Ravonna in various timelines. He was approached by the alien Timekeepers, time travelers from the end of the universe, the last living creatures in existence, to become their agent, preserving timelines rather than conquering them in exchange for immortality. He accepted and reinvented himself again, this time as Immortus, the lord of the other-dimensional realm of Limbo. He eventually came into conflict with The Avengers.
Scarlet Centurion The third variant, I would dare to say that it is the Scarlet Centurion, one of the also best-known variants of Kang and who we have seen in the latest comic series starring the time-traveling villain. The Scarlet Centurion is the next identity which Kang adopted, after calling himself Rama Tut. In the fourth year of his reign, Nathaniel Richards as Rama-Tut watched as his time and kingdom were visited by the Fantastic Four, who had traveled back in time to confront him. Rama Tut had to escape in his own time machine, but not before using a bomb that destroyed any trace of his technology he left behind. On his way back to the future, Rama-Tut was caught up in a time storm. , which temporarily prevented him from traveling beyond the second half of the 20th century. Around this time, Rama Tut rescued Doctor Doom, who had been wandering helplessly in space, and returned him to Earth. Still unable to time travel due to the time storm, Rama Tut decided to conquer 20th century Earth by adopting a new identity, that of the Scarlet Centurion.
Victor Timely And finally we come to the variant of Kang that we see in the final scene of Ant-man and the wasp: Quantumania in which Loki and Mobius also appear as a preview of the second season of the series starring the god of deception. In it we are introduced to the variant known as Victor Timely. In the comics, Timely is a divergent version of Kang who settles in a sleepy little town called Timely, Wisconsin in 1901 to serve as a base in the 20th century, where he occasionally resides as mayor. Posing as his own son Victor Timely Jr., he develops an interest in a visiting college graduate named Phineas Horton, providing the young man with ideas that eventually led him to create the Human Torch. Victor Timely is in fact Kang Prime, and from the future, he ages at a slightly slower rate than modern humanity and is more resistant to the effects of radiation, although he can be damaged by concentrated doses. He has access to the technological advances of his time and time travel equipment, and has mastered both. He is a skilled tactician, a veteran of combat armed and unarmed, and has an indomitable will to triumph through the fight.As Timely, he appears to have the average height, strength, and stamina of a human his age, but as Kang Prime, his full body armor gives him superhuman strength, force fields, and contains a variety of weapons. . His main base is the Center located on 40th century Earth-6311, but he also establishes Chronopolis within Timely, Wisconsin. He serves as a crossroads in virtually every era of human history, but he is out of phase with the time stream and therefore undetectable. His palace and inhabitants are not affected by temporal divergence or the passage of time. This variant is probably the same Kang from the statue we saw at the end of Loki season one when he arrived on an alternate TVA line in the one that Mobius did not remember the god of deceit. But we will find out when the second season is released on Disney +. Finally, it seems that all these variants will eventually lead us to Kang Prime as the great final villain of the multiverse saga. What do you think?