Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness recently opened up about the sequel’s pivotal post-credits scene and how it parallels the comics.
The post-credits scene, which is shot after Kang’s defeat at the hands of Ant-Man and his allies, shows the entire council of Kang’s various variants deciding to wage a multiversal war.
While speaking with Variety, Loveness was asked about Kang the Conqueror losing in the end Quantummania will be the last we see of that variant. The writer explains that Kang is often defeated in the comics, but always comes back stronger — represented by a variant of Kang in the post-credits scene.
“Now that’s the beautiful thing about Kang in the comics. He was defeated a lot. In fact, it’s almost funny how often he loses,” explains Loveness. “The scary thing is that he is not defined by his failures, and he can keep coming back stronger and stronger. It’s not like you can blow up an aircraft carrier, just hit him once and you’re done.
“He is almost an existential threat, and the more you fight him the worse he will get. It’s a fun, post-modernist challenge that’s different for superhero movies, and it’s going to present a very complicated challenge for them going forward. It’s really hard to beat one of these guys. What will happen when suddenly they all realize what we are up to?”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania is once again directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay written by Jeff Loveness. Now playing in theaters.