The potential Kangs of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The potential Kangs of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

After the complex Phase Four with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to embark on new adventures. The complex transition from the era dominated to pivotal figures like Iron Man and Captain America to a new world that seems to be looking for new heroes has been troubled, but the announcements made at San Diego Comic-Con and D23 Expo seem to want to reassure the world. fandom, promising endless emotions for the next few years. The first real appointment of this new Phase Five will be Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third chapter of the adventures of the acrobatic Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in which we will finally be able to see the entry on the scene in the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the dreaded Kang the Conqueror. However, given the particular nature of the character, we tried to figure out which versions of Kang we will be able to see in the Marvel Cinematic Univese.

Subscribe now to Disney + for € 8.99 per month or € 89.90 per year. which arises not only due to the presence of the Multiverse in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but above all due to the nature of the character in question, which in the comics of the House of Ideas has often revealed itself in different ways. Suffice it to say that the first mention of his presence can be found in the last episode of Loki, where the God of Deception and his variant Silvye meet the One Who Remains, a mysterious character played by Jonathan Majors, who first provides an explanation of the dangers of multiverse and introduces the figure of Kang, considering that he himself is one of the many variants of the dreaded villain.

Which versions of Kang the Conqueror will we see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

This peculiarity of Kang is a distinctive trait of the character even in its printed version. Suffice it to say that his first appearance, dating back to Fantastic Four # 19 of 1963, took place with the identity of Rama-Tut, pharaoh of ancient Egypt. During his long editorial life, Kang has therefore covered various roles, declinations of the character that in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to the presence of the Multiverse and the Quantum Dimension, could find space in the franchise, especially bearing in mind a particularly awaited title. as Avengers: Kang Dinasty. | ); }
Kang the Conqueror Rama-Tut Immortus Nate 'Iron Lad' Richards

Kang the Conqueror

A native of the 31st century, Nathaniel Richards is descendant of Reed Richards, the Mr Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. After Victor von Doom invented time travel, Nathaniel developed an obsession with time travel, which led him first to explore every possible epoch and finally to convince himself that he had to impose himself as the absolute ruler of the timeline. With this belief, he conquered a land of the distant future by taking the name of Kang the Conqueror. Equipped only with his brilliant mind, technologically advanced equipment and good fighting skills, Kang has been able to prove to be a fearsome enemy for the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, making the most of his timeship that allows him to recover technologies and weapons. from any epoch.

In the Marvel Universe, Kang was finally imprisoned by Victor von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, inside a quantum entanglement, a situation that seems to relate to what we saw in the Ant-Man trailers and the Wasp: Quantumania. As we have seen, Kang appears to be the ruler of the Quantum Realm, but this power may hide the fact that, unlike Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfiffer), he was unable to leave this dimension. Why enlisting Scott Lang's help may be his only way out of a prison.


Nathaniel Richards' first appearance in the Marvel Universe takes place. within a story of the Fantastic Four, where the Richards family ends at the time of ancient Egypt. Here the Fantastic Four the pharaoh Rama-Tut, identity under which Nathaniel Richards is hiding, who is unmasked as a time traveler by Reed and his companions. The purpose of the future Kang was to make the first mutant in history, En Sabah Nur, later known as Apocalypse, the heir to his kingdom, a task that led him to clash with some deities as well, such as Khonshu, the god of revenge known with Moon Knight.

This identity of Kang could be exploited within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a connection of the character to ancient Egypt, and therefore to the figure of Moon Knight, or as a simple easter egg in case you want to mention the different incarnations of Kang. Given that the villains of the franchise have often been accused of having poorly curated backgrounds, being able to work on a character like Kang who has a very nuanced past could prove to be important to avoid this mistake again.


Particularly fascinating version of Kang, who was also the inspiration of the One Who Remains seen in Loki. In this incarnation of his, Nathaniel Richards has been commissioned by the Guardians of Time, who having learned of his desire to abandon his thirst for conquest, I propose to the time traveler not to travel for time as a ruler anymore, but to become a protector who preserves it. integrity, promising him immortality in return. A task that Richards performs from Limbo, a timeless realm, reminiscent of the Citadel at the End of Time in which the One Who Remains resides.

It is unlikely that this version of Kang will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, considering that we have already seen Jonathan Majors play an emulate, the One Who Remains.

Nate 'Iron Lad' Richards

The choice of becoming a conqueror and dominating time was made by Kang later who, following an attack that sentenced him for years to be treated in a hospital, decided to take control of the fate of his life and of the entire universe. Years after starting his crusade, Kang decided to correct that wrong he had suffered, preventing his young self from falling victim to that attack, hoping to inspire him to be even stronger. After saving this young self of his, Kang took him on a journey through the ages showing him his achievements, but instead of feeling inspired, young Nate was horrified by what he could become. After stealing armor with the ability to travel through time, Nate assumes the identity of Iron Lad, traveling down the timeline into the 20th century, joining the Young Avengers.

This version of Kang could represent an added value for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, considering that we have already seen several members of the formation of the Young Avengers appear in Phase Four. Cassie Lang's presence in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could be a great hook to bring up this teenage version of Kang later.

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