Exclusive: Ant-Man 3 Villain Has A Big Role To Play In Marvel’s Future, Including A Possible Solo Show

Marvel is moving forward in big ways with their Ant-Man 3 villain.

By Faith McKay | Published

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It’s hard not to see all of the potential Kang the Conquerer could have in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the Marvel comics, he’s a time-traveling genius and likely the son of Reed Richards from Fantastic Four. With his powers and connections throughout the Marvel universe, Kang opens many doors. On-screen, we’ll be meeting Kang as the Ant-Man 3 villain played by Jonathan Majors. But will that really be all for a character with so much potential? Absolutely not. Thanks to information from one of our trusted and proven sources, we’ve learned that Marvel clearly sees the potential of this character. They’ve now signed the actor on for five projects, with a Kang solo show being discussed as a possibility.

We learned that the Ant-Man 3 villain will have a much larger influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe than he’ll be able to establish in just one movie. This seemed like something fans of the comic book character could have guessed, but confirming that they’ve signed the actor on lets us know that they do have bigger plans here for Kang. That’s a relief. He’s a major character for Marvel, so getting the actor on board for multiple projects right away makes sense. Our source wasn’t able to share what movies these projects will be.


Five projects, plus a possible television show, really makes Kang the Conqueror sound like a lot more than the Ant-Man 3 villain. If it turns out that this is part of setting up Kang the Conqueror as the next Big Bad (like Thanos), and we can expect to soon see him in as many MCU projects as makes sense, it wouldn’t be all that surprising. The introduction of his own television series could be something like WandaVision for Scarlet Witch, where we could get to know his character more. Since that’s only a possibility at this point, it would be interesting to know when they are considering doing that. Immediately after Ant-Man 3? Or do they see that as something to happen after Kang wreaks major havoc in some of their other planned projects for the villain?

Honestly, it’s surprising that Kang the Conqueror doesn’t show up until the third Ant-Man, considering that the film doesn’t come out until 2023. The Ant-Man 3 villain has such a heavy focus on time travel, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is so heavily exploring that idea right now post-Endgame. If he were to surprise show up in Loki, would audiences just nod and say it made sense?

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Jonathan Majors

The title for the third Ant-Man installment, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is even more interesting with Kang involved as the Ant-Man 3 villain. Kang the Conqueror will more fully realize the quantum realm and what it can or cannot do. This movie will help better establish how time travel does and doesn’t work, something we’ve seen some of in Endgame and in Loki so far.

It’s hard to ignore the possible tie to Fantastic Four. While the parentage of our Ant-Man 3 villain isn’t completely confirmed in the comics, it’s believed to be true. Previously, Fox owned the Fantastic Four characters as well as Kang the Conquerer. With these new characters under their control, audiences have been waiting to see how they’ll be brought in. It will be interesting to see if eventually, Kang leads to bringing the Fantastic Four characters into the main Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Between being a time-traveling warlord, the Ant-Man 3 villain, and having ties to Fantastic Four, Marvel was smart to get their actor signed on for multiple projects early on. We’ll be eagerly waiting for more details on what those projects will be.