Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness recently opened up about the sequel’s important post-credits scene and how it parallels the comics.
The post-credits scene, which picks up following Kang’s defeat at the hands of Ant-Man and his allies, features an entire council of different Kang variants deciding to wreak multiversal war.
While speaking with Variety, Loveness was asked about if Kang the Conqueror’s defeat at the end of Quantumania would be the last we see of that variant. The writer explained that Kang gets defeated frequently in the comics, but always returns stronger — represented by the Kang variants in the post-credits scene.
“Well, that’s the beautiful thing about Kang in the comics. He is defeated a lot. In fact, it’s almost comedic how often he loses,” Loveness explained. “The scary thing is that he’s not defined by his failure, and he can keep coming back stronger and stronger. It’s not like you can just blow up the mothership, just beat him once and you’re done.
“He is almost an existential threat, and the more you fight him the worse he’s going to get. That is a fun, post-modernist challenge that is different for a superhero movie, and it’s going to present a very complicated challenge for them going forward. It was very hard beating one of these guys. What’s going to happen when suddenly the rest of them are aware of what we’re doing?”
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania was once again directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay written by Jeff Loveness. It is now playing in theaters.