Ever because the Infinity Saga ended, there’s been a ton of rumor and hypothesis about who could possibly be established because the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s subsequent Avengers-level menace. The corporate themselves even leaned into it by polling fans on who they’d want to see as the next overarching big bad, nevertheless it appears to be like as if the ultimate episode of Loki‘s first season has already answered that query.
Thanos could have been probably the most highly effective antagonist we’ve seen within the franchise thus far, however on the finish of the day he was nonetheless a power-hunger maniac searching a sequence of MacGuffins to assist him accomplish his objective, which is a reasonably formulaic M.O. by the requirements of the superhero style. Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror appears to be like to be one thing else altogether, even if we’ve only just met a single one of his variants.
Primarily based on the mountains of exposition Majors was handed in Loki, now that Sylvie has basically f*cked the Sacred Timeline, the MCU is now extensive open to assault from a probably limitless variety of Kangs, not all of whom possess the comparatively sunny disposition and easygoing nature of He Who Stays.
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In a brand new interview, Loki creator and lead author Michael Waldron teased the huge affect that Loki‘s shock visitor might find yourself having throughout the completely of the Part 4 movie and tv slate.
“We knew that we wished this present to be large, and we wished it to actually finish with a bang and have a huge effect on the MCU shifting ahead. Figuring out that Kang was most likely going to be the following huge cross-movie villain, and since he’s a time-traveling, multiversal adversary, it simply all the time made a lot sense. I got here up with that huge multiversal warfare mythology and pitched it out within the room in the future to our producers. And so they stated, yeah, let’s go for it. We knew we have been going to finish up assembly the person backstage. After which it was simply on us to guarantee that that assembly actually delivered.”
Kevin Feige confirmed the Avengers would be assembling again in the future, and with issues set to spiral uncontrolled in Spider-Man: No Manner Dwelling, Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it’s going to be all fingers on deck when the onslaught of Kang variants start to make their presence felt.