The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the last film being “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. The next film slated to release is “Black Widow”, which has seen continuous postponements amid cinemas being unable to reopen. This doesn’t mean that Marvel Studios isn’t working proficiently to continue Pre-Production, with it being revealed that casting for Ant-Man 3 has begun. It was announced that Jonathan Majors is cast as “Kang the Conqueror”, one of the more influential Marvel villains outside of Thanos.
Kang the Conqueror is historically an important antagonist for Marvel Comics. He contested against the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men multiple times. There are more questions regarding Ant-Man 3 than ever before. Kang the Conqueror has control over time-travel, with him originating from the distant future. It’s prompted MCU fanatics to suggest Kang the Conqueror will introduce mutants into Ant-Man 3, combining the Quantum Realm & Time-Travel together in a notable battle. The combination of particles prompted an open portal into another universe, which mutants are battling for survival. Considering that Kang the Conqueror is himself a mutant, it’d make comic book sense.
It’d make logical sense that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is using Ant-Man 3 for time travel. Without Scott Lang (Ant-Man), the Avengers wouldn’t have located the Pym Particles & have been able to travel back in-time to stop Thanos. Scott Lang had assistance from dozens & dozens of heroes when combating against the madman Thanos. However, his assistance will be minimal when fighting against Kang the Conqueror. If Scott Lang is able to defeat Kang the Conqueror on his own merits, it’d make Ant-Man the MCU’s strongest character since the Hulk.
It should be mentioned this isn’t the first time that Kang the Conqueror has appeared outside the Marvel comic books. His character is used throughout multiple children cartoons. Disney couldn’t revitalize Kang the Conqueror for years, with Fox maintaining character rights. That all changed after Marvel purchased Fox for billions earlier in 2019, allowing them to reintroduce hundreds of characters from the X-Men franchise. This will include Professor Xavier, the Wolverine, and Magneto as well.