Jonathan Majors will play Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3 and we're going to go over who this time-traveling villain is.
First you have to remember that the Marvel Cinematic Universe tends to slightly change the origin of its characters. So now all the information we have on Kang the Conqueror, the new villain of Ant-Man 3 we can find it in the comics. Even so, it will surely have very similar elements and that is why it is a good idea to be more familiar with it.
The Ant-Man films subtly establish the idea of time travel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to the Quantum Realm. That it is a reality where time and space become irrelevant. That concept became central to Avengers: Endgame, as Tony Stark figured out how to use the Quantum Realm and Pym particles to travel through time. This allowed the Avengers to retrieve the Infinity Stones, so they were able to restore half of life in the universe before finally defeating Thanos.
Time travel is a tricky business, and unfortunately that means many time-traveling characters have complex backstories and variations.
In the comics, Kang the Conqueror, the new villain of Ant-Man 3 it was called Nathaniel Richards. He is a descendant of Reed Richards and Sue Storm from the Fantastic Four. He was born in the 30th century, a time when the world was consumed by violence. But Kang brought peace by conquering the planet. When he gained access to a time machine, Kang began to expand his conquest throughout history, frequently taking on other identities such as Immortus, the Scarlet Centurion or the Pharaoh Rama-Tut.
Time travel Kang the Conqueror It essentially makes it a complex spacetime event in its own right, and the timelines have shifted around it many times. He cares little for the laws of time and has frequently interacted with his own personal history. On one occasion, this went very wrong. Because his teenage self was dismayed about his future and tried to erase it by traveling back in time and founding the Young Avengers as Iron Lad. All of Kang's different identities (Immortus, Rama-Tut, etc.) have split up and become almost different beings in their own right. It is not uncommon for a Kang story to see two versions of the time traveler confront each other.
Kang the Conqueror originates from the 30th century, a time when mankind had learned to improve their physical qualities such as strength and speed. As such, he is beyond the human peak, easily operating at the kind of level seen by today's super soldiers like Captain America. A descendant of Reed Richards, he is an incomparable genius and also a tremendously skilled strategist. He was able to conquer the entire 30th century and extend his conquest through time to a dimension known as Limbo. A place that can be replaced by the Quantum Realm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Unfortunately, Kang's greatest strength, his relentless determination and indomitable will, often serves as his greatest weakness. He cannot see a challenge inadvertently defeating him, and on one occasion his persistence, constantly traveling back to fight the same battle against Ultron, nearly destroyed the entire Multiverse by fracturing time and space.
He wears powerful battle armor and has access to every weapon in history.
Add to your arsenal items created beyond the 30th century that you have been able to obtain thanks to travel to the future. He has incorporated summoning technology into his armor, allowing him to summon whatever weapon he deems necessary through the flow of time. Also, Kang the Conqueror travel through history to recruit the best warriors, defeating them in combat and recruiting them into your army. Naturally, he prefers to lead from the front.
The impact on Marvel movies can be brutal. Since it could introduce the Fantastic Four into Ant-Man 3. But also, we could see characters like Ultron, Hombre de Hierro, Thanos or even items as powerful as the Infinity Stones. so yes Kang the Conqueror it's like in the comics, it could be more than just a villain and turn into an event. Making him change everything at any time.
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