Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer on how humanity Kang the Conqueror separates him from Thanos

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania screenwriter Jeff Loveness on how Kang the Conqueror’s humanity separates him from Thanos.

Kang the Conqueror is coming and he’s ready to kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way. Following in Thanos’ footsteps will be no easy task, however Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania told author Jeff Loveness SFX Magazine that Kang’s humanity is what sets him apart.

For me it’s about humanity,Jeff Loveness said. “Obviously, Thanos is a big, iconic villain, but he’s also a big purple CGI guy. He is an alien from outer space. What I really wanted to lean into is that Kang is human. Kang is also a very lonely character. We’re going to see a lot of him in a lot of different ways going forward, but I really wanted to introduce the humanity and even the vulnerability of this character before he reaches such apocalyptic heights on the Avengers scale.

Phase 4 of the MCU has been criticized as uneven and lacking a coherent narrative, but Jeff Loveness feels it was more about introducing new characters and setting the stage for the new Multiverse Saga. As first movie of phase 5, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will set things in high gear. “I think we’re setting up a pretty dynamic story,Loveness said. “As I build the Avengers, I want it to feel like a generational battle. Phase 4 felt like the birth of new characters. You give everyone a little breather, you expand the universe, you have fun Disney Plus shows that elevate characters. And now I think it’s time to put the pedal back on the gas and really take all these new characters that we like and throw them into the fire.” Loveness added that Kang the Conqueror is “a top tier Avengers villain. What do you do when you feel like you’re not up against it enough? How do you rise to meet the challenge of this generation, which is Thanos on an exponential level? He’s almost this infinite Thanos.

Superhero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp,” reads the official synopsis. “Joined by Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania coming to the cinema 17 February.

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