Marvel fans just received more specifics about Kang the Conqueror's endgame in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, thanks to none other than the architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige.
Ant-Man 3 will be the first true step in Kang’s journey toward Multiversal domination as he takes over the role of MCU big bad from Josh Brolin’s Thanos after the franchise's Infinity Saga. The movie’s most recent trailer showed just a hint of how powerful he’ll be as he tries to fend off Team Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm, although fans haven’t seen him even close to his peak power yet.
Recently-revealed promotional material showed off part of how Kang's level of power, showing off the MCU’s take on his iconic Time Chair from the comics. This device is what allows the villain to navigate the time stream, giving him the means to wreak havoc anywhere and at any time in history that he so chooses.
But now, according to Kevin Feige, that chair appears to be at the center of the massive story Ant-Man 3 looks to tell.
Kevin Feige Shares the Goods on Kang
Calling Kang "the obvious choice" in tackling the concept of the Multiverse, Feige explained that Jonathan Major's Marvel villain is a different kind of antagonist in that he's fighting an internal battle with himself as much as he's fighting the heroes of the Marvel universe:
"He is the obvious choice as you’re dealing with the Multiverse. Kang allowed us to do a new kind of Big Bad. He’s a different type of villain, warring amongst themselves as much as he’s warring with our heroes."
Although he's still a threat, Feige noted that Kang isn't at full power in Ant-Man 3, needing to find a way to get back to that state.
The MCU boss then spoiled that the villain's core mission in the movie is to leverage the Pym family - along with Scott Lang - to get his Time Chair back in working order, which will "allow him to go anywhere, and anywhen he wants" and give him access to any point in time and space throughout the Multiverse:
“Kang’s a very powerful person, but when we meet him he’s in a position where he needs to get that power back. He has a ship and a device that would allow him to go anywhere, and anywhen he wants if he can get it online. If only he had access to genius scientists with Pym particles.”
The outlet also shared a new image of Jonathan Majors from the film, showing Kang sitting in the Time Chair as he contemplates his next move:
Kang's Device for Conquering in Ant-Man 3
Ant-Man's Pym Particles became arguably the most important tool in the MCU at the end of the Infinity Saga when Scott Lang realized he could use them to help the Avengers travel back in time to save half the universe in Avengers: Endgame.
But while this made him one of the biggest heroes in the world thanks to his discovery, that find now appears to be exactly what Kang the Conqueror needs in order to make his own ascent to power as the MCU's next huge antagonist.
Feige's reveal will most likely come into play in the later parts of Ant-Man 3, with Kang working his influence over Scott Lang in order to obtain the necessary Pym Particles to get his Time Chair working again.
And considering how powerful Kang will be when he gets this chair back in order, it will only be a matter of time until Ant-Man and the Pyms realize the kind of mess that they're in after agreeing to help him with his mission.
With Ant-Man 3 being a direct precursor to the events of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, this plot point will only become more vital as Majors' Marvel villain uses the chair to traverse through the Multiverse, find his Variants, and unleash chaos on every dimension available.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will debut in theaters on February 17.