What Kang Variants Could Come to the MCU After ‘Loki’?
In the Loki finale, Kang (Jonathan Majors) suggested his death would result in a sinister version of him taking his place. And if this warning turns out to be true, here are some of the Kang variants that could make their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
‘Loki’ unveils Kang the Conqueror
In episode 6 of the Marvel series, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) meet Miss Minutes (Tara Strong) once again. And this time, she calls the one protecting the Sacred Timeline “He Who Remains.”
Kang emerges and thwarts their efforts to kill him. He suggests he knows everything that will happen up until a certain threshold. And while offering them a chance to run the TVA, he explains why he started it in the first place.
Kang reveals he is from the 31st century. He says that he and other multiversal versions of himself got together to swap ideas and knowledge in the future. But eventually, these Kangs started a multiversal war and threatened all time and existence.
To keep the war at bay, Kang focused on keeping one Sacred Timeline. And so, he used the TVA and Alioth to help keep the timeline from branching.
Kang also suggests that killing him would result in a far more dangerous version of him taking his place. Much to Loki’s disappointment, Sylvie doesn’t trust Kang. So she sends Loki back to the TVA and kills Kang.
When Loki gets to the TVA, Mobius (Owen Wilson) doesn’t recognize him. And a giant statue of Kang stands where the Time Keepers’ figures used to be.
There are a few Kang variants that could make it to the MCU
After Kang’s prophecy in Loki, and the ending statue scene, it’s clear we’re going to see more of the character. And pulling from Marvel Comics, there are a few versions of the character we could potentially see.
For starters, there is Immortus, one of the most formidable versions of Kang. Immortus is older and has already lived Kang’s life. In the comics, he sits outside of time in a pocket dimension called Limbo and battles with the Avengers.
Then we have Rama Tut, the Kang variant who went back in time to become a mighty Egyptian Pharaoh. In Marvel Comics, there is also a younger version of Kang named Scarlet Centurion, a villain who used time travel to create evil versions of the Avengers.
We will see Kang return in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’
The Loki finale confirmed the show is getting a second season. And hopefully, the next installment will resolve the cliffhangers season 1 left us with.
We don’t know when Loki season 2 will air. But we do know that Kang will return in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
And knowing how multiversal Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness will be, there’s also a chance the villain will appear in those upcoming films.