A new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania featurette teases that relationship between Kang the Conqueror and Janet Van Dyne. Michelle Pfeiffer talked about how dangerous the Marvel villain can be and how the heroes can’t trust him. During the clip, she uttered the words, “There’s someone I haven’t told you about yet.” At the time, it sounds like something other than science is going on between these two. There are other little tidbits like how protective Paul Rudd is of Scott Lang right now and Jonathan Majors saying Kang can’t be controlled. Get ready to comb through for details Marvel fans. Then look here.
Earlier in a conversation with Empire Magazine, Marvel head Kevin Feige said that the Pym technology would be absolutely essential for Kang to achieve his goals. That means he probably had some run-ins with the former Wasp in the past. “Kang is a very powerful person, but when we meet him, he’s in a position where he needs to get that power back,” Feige said. “He’s got a ship and a device that will take him anywhere, anytime he wants, if he can get it online. If only he had access to genius scientists with Pym particles.’
What inspired Kang the Conqueror?
During a sit-down with Fandango, Majors was asked about his time preparing to enter the Quantum Realm. Specifically, there was some kind of historical model for Kang the Conqueror. Well, throughout time there have been individuals who sought power over vast dominions. So start there. But Majors also made sure to bring it to the MCU as he billed himself as something of a foil for Iron Man. If that meeting ever happens on a movie screen, it’s going to be absolutely electric.
“Uh, the inspiration for Kang? He’s a conqueror. You should look at Alexander the Great. Look at Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar starts there,” Majors mused. “He’s part of an already established universe. That’s inspirations and then counterpoints, what’s also important in creating a character is to figure out how they contradict people. ‘You’re smart, but look how smart I am “. So you can look at Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and say okay, if that’s the superhero of superheroes and so on and I have to be the super villain of super villains. How do I counter that in the zeitgeist. I can one book on writing on this point, but I’ll close on that.”
What history do you think Kang and Janet shared in the Quantum Realm? Let us know in the comments!
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