There is little doubt that fans had huge expectations when it came to Kang the Conqueror. After all, the main villain of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is set to be the next Big Bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, people were shocked when Jonathan Majors' character wasn't as powerful as expected. Still, writer Jeff Loveness defends Kang's portrayal in the sequel, explaining how the supervillain can only get better from here.
In Quantumania, it is revealed that Kang was exiled into the Quantum Realm for killing several of his Variants in numerous universes. The Conqueror's source of power was also damaged, leaving him vulnerable as he seeks help from Janet van Dyne.
But why did Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania present Kang as a weakling? Writer Jeff Loveness recently spoke to Collider and he was quick to defend the villain's unusual portrayal.
"I really defend our portrayal of Kang because we got to show a weakened, vulnerable Kang that's sort of like Lion in Winter Kang, exiled Kang, and we got to strip him away from his almost omnipotent time powers, and we really got to see the person," Loveness said. "I think that really shines through in those scenes with Janet."
He also pointed out that Kang's inability to kill Scott Lang is not something to be concerned about.
"I think people are bringing some baggage to the movie a little bit of like, I’m not too worried about Kang the Conqueror," Loveness said. "I think he'll be ok."
Finally, Loveness stated that fans can expect Kang's return to be much better now that we've seen a different side of him in Quantumania.
"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 is now screening in theaters worldwide.
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