MCU: Kang’s Secret Weapon Revealed by Official Merch (Photo)

By Russ Milheim Posted:
Kang, Jonathan Majors, Marvel Studios

The secret weapon of Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has been uncovered thanks to some merchandise from the upcoming film.

Ever since He Who Remains' debut in Loki, fans have been in love with the new big bad of the MCU. While it'll be hard to top Josh Brolin's Thanos, Majors is already doing a fantastic job.

Soon, fans will be able to see the real Kang in Quantumania, or, as Majors called him, the warrior Variant. While the version of the villain in Loki didn't seem all that dangerous, this time around, he'll be a much bigger problem.

No matter which Variant is ever on screen, one thing remains consistent across them all: their mastery over time itself. But how exactly does Kang utilize time as he does?

A Look at Kang’s Time Chair

Newly-surfaced official promotional material for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania gave fans the first look at Kang the Conqueror’s iconic Time Chair, a device used by the big bad to navigate through the timestream.

The image in question shows Kang in full costume, with the golden throne behind him. It’s even adorned with purple cushioning—the villain is clearly a man of style.

Kang the Conqueror

Another version of his time-traveling chair has previously been seen in the fan-favorite animated series Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Kang, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Kang's chair first appeared all the way back in 1963, within the pages of Avengers #8.

Kang the Conqueror

One of its most recent appearances seems to be in Kang the Conqueror #5. While it's not directly confirmed to be Kang's Time Chair, it seems fairly obvious that it is.

Kang the Conqueror

The official press release for the upcoming threequel also specifically mentions time as “Kang’s secret weapon.” The Time Chair is likely key to his mastery over the many timelines.

“KANG THE CONQUEROR is quite possible the biggest threat the MCU has ever encounted, with multiple versions of the villain—each more terrifying than the last. Known as He Who Remains in Loki, this new and profoundly dangerous version Kang intends to up his game, triggering a concerted effort from Scott, Hope, Janet, Hank, and Cassie to stop him before it’s too late. Time, it seems, is Kang’s secret weapon, and he intends to use his unique understanding of it to conquer worlds far beyond the Quantum Realm.”

A Time Chair Macguffin?

Previous information on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania revealed Kang needs help from Paul Rudd's titular hero. Majors' villain specifically noted that "something has been stolen from [him]."

Did someone steal Kang's comfy chair?

It would certainly make sense—and it also probably explains why the villain seems to be stuck in the Quantum Realm. Seeing as Kang is the overarching big bad of the Multiverse Saga, it's obvious that he'll be getting his favorite piece of furniture back at some point. But what exactly will happen to Scott and his family when he does?

One fun theory about the chair is that Corey Stoll's MODOK is the one who stole it and might even be using it to support his massive head. Comparing these new photos with the floating head's quick appearances in the trailer, the two thrones don't seem to be the same. But how fun would it be if it were?

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 17.

Release Date
February 17, 2023
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.