Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is currently in its second week but people still can't stop talking about the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel. One of the most discussed aspects of the film is the ending that saw Kang the Conqueror defeated by Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne. However, this is not the only conclusion for Ant-Man 3. Director Peyton Reed confirmed that several options were discussed involving Kang's fate.
Peyton Reed was recently a guest on the Inside Total Film podcast where he was asked whether there was a darker ending planned for Ant-Man 3. Not surprisingly, the director stated that "we talked about a lot of endings, as you do on these movies."
"In a movie that’s sort of an ensemble piece, there’s always the discussion [of]: who makes it out alive? Who doesn’t? All these sorts of things," Reed said. "With this one being the third one, we came to the conclusion very early on that the family was going to live to see another day. Kang is another story."
Unfortunately, Peyton Reed didn't share the other endings they had planned for Ant-Man 3. And although the film concluded with Kang's death, the ending also promised that this isn't the last time we'll see Jonathan Majors playing a Variant of the Exiled One. Writer Jeff Loveness previously stated that this is only the beginning for Majors' many characters.
"There’s gonna be plenty of time for that stuff," he said. "I’m so happy that we got to show the broken humanity of Kang the Conqueror because now you’re gonna be rooting for that guy in whatever form he shows up, and whatever version of him he is."
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania starred Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, Katy O'Brian, William Jackson Harper, Bill Murray, Michelle Pfeiffer, Corey Stoll, and Michael Douglas. The film is currently screening in theaters worldwide.
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