By now, many people have seen Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. While the movie’s plot is fairly easy to follow, some people have had difficulty understanding exactly what’s happening in the two post-credits scenes. We will discuss the post-credits scenes in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, so stop reading now if you have not seen the movie, or do not wish to be spoiled.
The first three people you see in the hallway during the first mid-credits scene are the Scarlet Centurion, Rama-Tut, and Immortus. These are all variants of Nathaniel Richards, aka Kang the Conqueror. The arena they walk into is likely the MCU version of the Transtemporal Hub World, similar to the Limbo void world seen in the Loki Disney Plus series. It’s a location that exists outside of time, which is also where Chronopolis is located, Kang’s main base of operations.
As the three Kang variants walk into the arena, it’s revealed that there are hundreds, if not thousands of Kang variants waiting in the stands and on the ground floor. According to Immortus, this is every Kang variant that exists, and there are many of them. This is the Council of Kangs, although it differs slightly from the comics. In the comics, the Council of Kangs usually consisted of only three variants of Kang the Conqueror, with the larger group rarely appearing.
What About Kang Prime?
It’s assumed that Kang Prime, the main Kang variant, is the one we saw “die” in Quantumania. In the comics, Kang Prime is the one who started the Council of Kangs, with Immortus plotting to get rid of all the other Kang variants, manipulating Kang Prime into getting the Avengers to do most of his dirty work. In the MCU, Immortus has plotted to exile Kang Prime to the Quantum Realm, and now has his sights set on taking out the Avengers, and conquering the multiverse.
While Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is based on the Kang Dynasty comic run, like many other MCU adaptations, there will likely be several differences. With the supposed death of Kang Prime, the assault on Earth-616 may come from the Council of Kangs, led by Immortus, who seems to be the de facto leader at the moment. There’s still a chance something will come of Victor Timely, and perhaps Kang’s son, Marcus XXIII, but given the events of Quantumania, the Council of Kangs is poised to invade Earth and wipe out the meddling Avengers.
In the second post-credits scene, we see Victor Timely speaking about time to a crowded auditorium. Based on how people are dressed, this seems to be taking place in the early 1900s. Two crowd members are familiar figures, Loki and Mobius from the Loki Disney Plus series. This credits scene is a lead-in to Loki season two, which is set to arrive on Disney Plus sometime this summer.
And Victor Timely?
Victor Timely is a divergent of Kang. This is slightly different from the multiversal variants we’ve seen throughout the last Phase of the MCU. In the comics, whenever Kang traveled into the past, it would create a divergent timeline, and a copy of himself to go along with it. The copy is considered a divergent of Kang. Victor Timely is a divergent copy of Kang, that stayed in the early 1900s and planned his conquest of modern-day Earth, starting in the past.
In the comics, Victor Timely established the town of Timely, Wisconsin, eventually becoming mayor. He was also a savvy businessman with several various businesses to his name, most of which were early tech companies. Tech from these businesses was used by many heroes over the years, including Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four.
What’s important to note here is that despite being a copy, Victor Timely is still Kang the Conqueror. He frequently traveled through time dressed in Kang’s more traditional garb, leaving a robot behind to manage his businesses. These robots were set to age just like a human, which allowed Victor to take on the guise of Victor Timely Jr., and Victor Timely III as the years passed.
At the end of Loki season one, Loki comes face to face with a statue of Kang the Conqueror in the TVA. While this could be any variant of Kang, given the fact that we know Victor Timely will have a role to play in season two, it’s not out of the question for that statue to be Victor Timely in his Kang the Conqueror attire. That’s just speculation on our part, but it’s certainly feasible to see Victor Timely don the traditional Kang attire at some point during Loki season two. He may even have something to do with the Kang invasion coming in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, depending on how the events of Loki season two play out.
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