By Kieran Burt.
In a new interview with Empire Magazine for their January issue, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has revealed the motivation for Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming Marvel film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Qantumania.
Talking about Kang and what position he’s in when Ant-Man meets him, Feige says:
“Kang’s a very powerful person, but when we meet him he’s in a position where he needs to get that power back. He has a ship and a device that would allow him to go anywhere, and anywhen he wants if he can get it online. If only he had access to genius scientists with Pym particles.”
Pym particles increase or decrease the size and mass of objects. These help the user access the Quantum Realm, an area that can be used for time travel.
This ability was showcased in Avengers: Endgame, when the Avengers used them to steal the Infinity Stones from different points in the timeline to defeat Thanos.
It’s possible that the deal Ant-Man and Kang strike focuses at least partly around Pym particles. The trailer also hints at another item that is more heavily guarded, but it’s not clear what this is yet.
It also places Hank Pym in some danger, because he is the creator behind the legendary Pym
Empire Magazine also released some new photos for the film. The one above sees Kang the Conqueror sitting in his Time Chair and rocking a classy new outfit.
Kang wears a similar outfit in the comics, with the same green and purple colour scheme.
In the comics, the Time Chair is how Kang gets about time and space. He also has his very own warship that allows him to time travel too, called Damocles. It had a dagger-like look to it. A similar ship has been seen in the first trailer for Quantumania.
The next issue of Empire Magazine will be released in stores on January 19. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be released in cinemas on February 17.