Taking into account that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the movie that will open Phase 5 of the MCU, while introducing the villain that will make life miserable for superheroes until Phase 6, one might think that the film directed by Peyton Reed would be very directed by the executives of Marvel Studios. Nothing could be further from the truth.
just as we its director, Peyton Reed, has told in an interview with Hobby Consolas, the only thing Marvel told them about Kang is that he was going to be the surprise finale of the first season of Loki. “The only thing they told us is that they were going to do a kind of drum roll with He Who Remains at the end of the first season of Loki, which is a very different variant of Kang than we are.”
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“We knew that everything was going to lead to the presentation of Kang the Conqueror, the most dangerous, which the rest of the variants are afraid of. Marvel let us develop our own Kang, one that had a personal connection to one of our characters, Michelle Pfeiffer’s. (…) This was crucial because we were able to present Kang almost as a good guy.”
“At first, the two of them wanted to escape from the Quantum Realm, but then she realizes its nature. The most important was to tell the story of Kang the Conqueror, not what happens next, since the particularity of this villain is that it has many different variants. Also, our writer, Jeff Loveness is the one developing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.”
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“We wanted to put Scott Lang in trouble”
In addition to introducing Kang the Conqueror, Another of Reed’s main goals was to get Scott Lang, Paul Rudd’s character really felt that he was in danger when facing a villain much more powerful than him, since in Avengers he does not come face to face with Thanos.
“Paul and I talked about if there was a third movie we had to put Scott on the spot.. We wanted to beat the crap out of the character, especially since he now has very high confidence after defeating Thanos. And what better way to do it than to be his teenage daughter starting to judge him?”, Explained the director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
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