“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” Teaser Focuses on the MCU’s New Big Bad Kang the Conqueror
“You come from above…like him.” These words, which come at the top of a new teaser released by Marvel Studios, are directed at Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), and their assorted family in the Quantum Realm. They’re not the welcoming words of people enthused to have visitors from above, and the “him” Ant-Man and friends are being compared to is not a beloved visitor to the miniaturized universe, but Marvel’s latest Big Bad. That would be Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), the man who will make life very difficult for Ant-Man and everyone else, an Avengers-level threat who will first be battled by the Avengers’ oft-most overlooked superhero. Not for nothing, the fourth Avengers film is titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, so you know this is just the beginning of the battle with this complex supervillain.
“Kang the Conqueror is the new iconic villain in MCU,” says Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige in the new video. “We knew we wanted to go to places that we’ve never been and pitting Ant-Man against a major villain,” adds Quantumania director Peyton Reed.
Rudd himself talks about how the fact that while audiences have seen a version of Majors’ Kang in Marvel’s Disney+ series Loki, he’s a very different iteration in Quantuamania. As Feige explains, Kang is embodied in an “infinite number of different personas.” And in order to pull off a character who is as multifaceted as that, and one who can shoulder the burden of being the face of the MCU’s new supervillain, they needed an actor with the gravitas and ability. Enter Jonathan Majors.
“I think the film is ultimately about how time plays within our relationships,” Majors says. “Love, friendship, legacy, Ant-Man versus Kang. This is it. People are gonna lose their minds.”
The new look ends with Kang battling a seemingly overmatched Ant-Man and dismissively saying, “You’re out of league, Ant-Man.” It’s a tough rebuke to the littlest Avenger from the biggest villain since Thanos. On February 17, audiences will get to see whether Kang is right.
Check out the new video here:
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Featured image: Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2022 MARVEL.