Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was announced during Disney Investor’s Day on December 10, 2020. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man 3 will bring back Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and the original Wasp (Michelle Pfeiffer) for a time travel adventure that involves Kang the Conqueror. Classic Avengers villain Kang the Conqueror will be brought to life in Ant-Man’s third movie by Lovecraft Country actor Jonathan Majors. In the comic books, Kang is a time-traveler from the future who uses advanced technology in his attempts to conquer present-day Earth and defeat his most hated enemies, the Avengers. And it is history all over again where we see Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, played by Robert Downey, Jr.), technology leading villains to Earth.
It appears that what Iron Man did in Endgame will be the catalyst for Kang’s arrival in Ant-Man 3. What’s interesting about that is that it won’t be the first time a villain was born from Iron Man’s deeds. The first was actually Iron Monger (Jeff Bridges), who built his armor off designs he stole from Stark. Another was Killian (Guy Pearce), who used Stark’s Extremis tech to become a major threat in Iron Man 3.
The biggest and most literal example of Iron Man creating an MCU villain came in Avengers: Age of Ultron when his Ultron program turned into a powerful killer robot that destroyed a city and nearly took out the entire team. Iron Man’s technology runs the risk of giving rise to a few more villains in Armor Wards, given that War Machine (Don Cheadle) will be on a mission to stop Stark’s armor from being weaponized.
As previously discussed, the very title suggests the meaning of the movie and that is that Kang will be using the Quantum Realm for his time-traveling antiques. It was Iron Man (with help from Ant-Man) who developed a method to use the Quantum Realm to travel back into the past and retrieve the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Endgame. It would seem that Tony’s technology will be utilized by Kang when he carries out his plans for conquest in Phase 4. As for how this could be possible, it could be that in the distant future when Iron Man is a celebrated figure and the battle to stop Thanos is a historic event, Kang will get his hands on Stark’s research and tech.
Now, what we can believe in is the fact that Tony’s technology would give Kang the capability to rewrite time and conquer the civilization of his choosing. Now honestly, this is a way bigger threat and a villain of this caliber will not stay limited to just Ant-Man 3 and can be most certainly seen returning as an antagonist who unites the next-gen of Earth’s mightiest Heroes in Avengers 5.
This means, more drama is about to unfold and you know how much we love ourselves some drama. Stay on the lookout for updates, and let us know what you think of Kang the Conqueror.