Quantumania director Peyton Reed reveals how the film’s post-credits scene was taken directly from the pages of Avengers #267.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Director Peyton Reed has provided more insight into the decisions made for the film’s post-credit scene featuring the Council of Kangs.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Reed confirmed that the Council of Kangs scene was taken directly from the 1986 pages. avengers #267. Drawn by John Buscema and Tom Palmer and written by Roger Stern, avengers #267 is where the Council first appeared in Marvel Comics. “I made the first one which is the Kang Council scene,” he said. “We did that, in terms of, there’s a very famous comic book panel where you see the Council of Kangs and all these variants in there. We really wanted to recreate that and give Jonathan (Majors) a point of departure to treat, ‘Who do we bring variants?’ There’s Rama Tut and there’s a character based on Scarlet Centurion and, of course, Immortus, and we wanted to go all out with Kurasawa Ran and make it really lyrical.
The same post-credits scene, which teased the future of the multiverse saga, also recreated another iconic Marvel Comics panel. In particular, a 1988 panel avengers #292, “The Dragon in the Sea!” written by Walter Simonson with illustrations by Buscema and Palmer. In the same interview, Reed praised Jonathan Majors’ performance as Kang the Conqueror and how he was able to portray several different versions of the character.
“There are different Kangs and part of it was coming up with different, fast builds,” Reed said. “It was sitting down with Jonathan and with (executive producer) Stephen Broussard and talking like, ‘This one could be seen as this Kang and this Kang.’ But what we really wanted to show was just the whole of it, how many variations there could be, when we get that final panel.” He added, “With Jonathan, of course, that’s his forte, playing all these different versions of Kang.”
Kang’s future in the MCU after Quantumania
Star majors in Quantum as Kang, the film’s main antagonist and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s newest supervillain. In a previous interview, Majors explained the nature of his character and the role Kang will play in the future of the MCU. “Kang is a time-traveling supervillain who is also a Nexus being, which leads to this idea of variants,” he said. “There are multiple versions of Kang. ‘Versions’ being ‘variants’.” Majors explained that Kang has the power to occupy different universes and multiverses since they are all different beings.
While Quantum makes Majors the next big villain in the MCU, his next confirmed appearance will be Kang and his variants in the fifth avengers movie, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Kang Dynasty will also be written by Quantum writer Jeff Loveness and directed by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton. No other details about the ensemble film have been released by Marvel or Disney.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently playing in theaters.