Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrived in Brazilian theaters this Thursday (16) and introduced Kang, The Conqueror, to the Marvel universe, in addition to presenting a more detailed exploration of the Quantum Realm to date.
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As with every MCU movie, it’s clear that the new release couldn’t be more packed with easter eggs and references to Marvel. We have listed some of them below:
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While Scott Lang is promoting his autobiography, we hear about the key events that took place in Avengers: Endgame. There are references to when Hulk turned Scott into a baby, when he first met Rocket, and also to him visiting the past with Steve Rogers.
Krylar is a former colleague of Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), who has sworn allegiance to Kang in Janet’s absence, and is played by Bill Murray. In the comics, Krylar goes by the alias of the Steward of All Assassins, an alien who hails from the civilization of K’ai.
The Council of the Kangs
In the post-credits scene, we can see a crowd of Kangs, all gathered in some kind of coliseum. This is a reference to the comics, in Avengers #292, which introduces the Council of Cross-Time Kangs.
Also in the movie’s post-credits scenes, we can see a Kang variant giving a talk to a gathered crowd. This is Victor Timely, who also references the comics, when Kang took this name and, in 1901, founded a town called Timely in Wisconsin and became mayor.
In the Loki series, a variant of Kang was introduced, the self-styled “He Who Abides”, and when the trickster god was killed by Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), she intentionally opened the door for the return of Kang and all its variants. We can see, in one of the scenes of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, that Loki and Morbius recognize the variant with concern.
At the beginning of the film, Scott is seen receiving the award for “Employee of the Century” from his former boss at Baskin-Robbins, an ice cream chain where Scott was forced to work on the first film of the hero, after being released from prison.
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