Ant-Man and The Wasp Director Reveals Why Scott Lang is First Avenger to Face Kang

There is little doubt that Marvel fans are loving Kang The Conqueror's debut in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania considering that the supervillain has proven his great power. But why did the Big Bad's first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance have to be in the third Ant-Man movie? Director Peyton Reed explained why Scott Lang is the first Avenger to face Kang in the MCU.

Jonathan Majors has already appeared in the first season of Loki where he played a variant of Kang the Conqueror known as He Who Remains. However, Kang is a completely different character and his arrival in the MCU means a huge thing for Phase 5.

But why did Kang choose Ant-Man to be the first Avenger he would face? Peyton Reed revealed on the Inside Total Film podcast that Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne are the best people to introduce the Marvel supervillain to MCU fans.

"We got excited about the idea of if you introduce Kang, one of the great Marvel villains, into the movies – who is going to be the first Avenger to go up against him? We liked the idea that Scott and Hope were the most unlikely Avengers to go up against him," Reed said.

"On paper, it’s an incredibly lopsided encounter," the director added. "There was dramatic tension in that from the get-go. I was like, ‘Well, how can that possibly work? How’s that going to be a challenge in any regard? What is the story going to be? We like that challenge and also the mystery of that."

It was certainly a great idea to pit Ant-Man and The Wasp against a major supervillain considering that their previous opponents were not as powerful as Kang. Needless to say, it was also awesome to see Scott and Hope show off their own skills in Quantumania.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is now screening in theaters worldwide.

Related: Evangeline Lilly Says Joss Whedon Despised Her For Turning Down Wonder Woman Role

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!

Ant-Man & the WaspMarvelGeek Culture
Have an opinion on this article? We'd love to hear it!