Avengers 5: The Rise of Kang – Exploring Marvel’s Newest Villain
The writer of the upcoming Avengers Five, aka. The Kang dynasty. Also the writer of Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania. Jeff loves opens up about how Kang the Conqueror will be different when people compare him to Thanos and how he stacks up against him.
So Jeff was asked about his time working on Antman and the Wasp Quantum mania, and, of course, moving on to writing The Kang Dynasty and how he’s tackling Kang the Conqueror in that film and, of course, the huge pressure put on them to try to rival or surpass Thanos.
And he says that one thing that he wants to make very clear here is that this is not Thanos. They’re not replacing him. They’re not trying to outdo him. Instead, the goal is to be different because he is a different character. And he says not just in appearance, yes, Thanos was a giant, big, purple CG guy, but Kang is human.
There’s a more human quality to him that’s automatically more relatable. On top of this, Kang is also very much real. He’s not somebody from outer space that we have a hard time relating to. We can relate to Kang in a way. And he specifically says that there’s a lot here in terms of his humanity, the vulnerability that comes with that, also the loneliness that can come with who Kang is, and just how you stack up all of these things against the Avengers.
And without going into spoilers, he says that if you look at the range of Marvel villains, Kang is undoubtedly one of the biggest, if not one of the biggest, the biggest alist Avengers villain of all time. Now, again, people will say, well, that’s not true. It’s Thanos. People only say that because of the MCU.
It’s factual that in Marvel comics. Kang and even Ultron had a bigger impact on Marvel Comics than thanos before he started getting the push because they knew what the MCU was going to do. And he kind of elaborates a little bit more. On is saying that both characters will be something that’s huge. Obviously, he can’t reveal why Kang is going to be as big as he’s going to be, but he says it’s all in the approach and the humanity of the character.
So wait and see. And to me, this honestly is perfect because that’s exactly what Kang is about. It’s about having the human factor, the human condition, and things he stands for that
he can relate to where Thanos couldn’t. So it sounds like they definitely understand Kang at the base level, and I can’t wait to see how they’re going to pull this off in the Kang Dynasty’s secret wars. And what does this mean for the villain by the end of the film?