A Quantumania Villain Reveal Teases Doctor Doom For The MCU

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania!

featured a villain Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania Creates the perfect opportunity for the MCU’s Doctor Doom debut. Peyton Reed’s quantum frenzy The full force of Kang the Conqueror is introduced, as Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, finds the supervillain to build an empire after being exiled to the Quantum Realm. Jonathan Majors previously illustrated He Who Remains In bottle gourd debuted as several more variants of Kong the Conqueror during Season 1 and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania post-credits scene, which introduced the likes of Ram-Tut, Immortus and Victor Timely to the MCU.

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As the first film in Phase 5 of the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania Big strides in building up the character and backstory before the climax of Kang the Conqueror avengers: kong dynasty And avengers: secret wars At the end of the Multiverse Saga. quantummania The post-credits reveal of the Council of Kang has brought hundreds of versions of Kang to the franchise and teased his involvement in several upcoming projects. A member of Kang’s council, however, remains a mystery, but director Peyton Reed has now explained which variants were included, opening the door for the reveal of one of Marvel’s most anticipated villains.

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The Scarlet Centurion debuts in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania

While variants such as Immortus, Ram-Tut and Victor Timely were immediately recognizable to Marvel Comics fans, the identity of the third primary member of the Council of Kang has been a source of debate. talking to indiewireReid confirmed that of the three main variants Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania post credits scene included “A version of Ram-Tut, a version of a centurion, [and] A version of Immortus.” Reed’s confirmation that the mystery Kong variant is a version of Marvel Comics’ Scarlet Centurion puts the discussions to rest, but teases some bigger storylines for the future of the MCU.

In Marvel Comics, Nathaniel Richards became the Scarlet Centurion after his rule of ancient Egypt, as Pharaoh Ram-Tut, was interrupted by the Fantastic Four. As the Scarlet Centurion, Richards pits the Avengers against an alternate reality’s version of the superhero team, only to be thwarted by the main continuity’s Avengers and sent back into the time stream. Richards eventually abandoned his Scarlet Centurion identity, but it was still an important period in the development of Kang the Conqueror. Centurion launched in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania That means the door is open for a major Marvel villain to finally make an appearance.

Doctor Doom and The Scarlet Centurion Share a Connection in Marvel Comics

Kang the Conqueror Doctor Doom and Scarlet Centurion in Marvel Comics

Doctor Doom is perhaps one of the most anticipated additions to the MCU, with many signs pointing to the supervillain’s debut during the multiverse saga. In Moon KnightSteven Grant finds himself in a village that looks a lot like Doctor Doom’s Latveria, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Reed Richards entered the Illuminati chamber using Doctor Doom’s time platform from the comics, so his MCU debut seems to be just around the corner. Scarlet Centurion launched in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania provides the next piece of the puzzle, as the character is inspired by Doctor Doom after failing to conquer ancient Egypt as Rama-Tut.

For a time, Nathaniel Richards believed that Doctor Doom was his ancestor, so a chance encounter with the Fantastic Four villain after being driven from Egypt by Marvel’s First Family became a pivotal moment for Richards. It was Doctor Doom who encouraged Richards to give up his Ram-Tut identity and instead become the Scarlet Centurion, with Richards basing his armor on Doom. Since a version of the Scarlet Centurion has now been introduced in the MCU, there’s no doubt that Doctor Doom isn’t far behind, and the Kang version’s armor could even reveal what the MCU’s Doctor Doom will look like when he debuts.

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When Kang and Doom Could Meet in the MCU

Doctor Doom vs. Kang the Conqueror in Marvel Comics

Scarlet Centurion’s appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania suggests that Kang and some version of Doctor Doom are already familiar, as the Centurion would not exist without Doom’s influence. While variants of Kang the Conqueror are set to pop up in Phase 5 of the MCU (Victor will appear in Timely bottle gourd Season 2), it is more likely that Kang and Doom will face off during Episode 6. avengers: kong dynasty Kang hopes to make the council common sense for Earth’s heroes, and if Doctor Doom is already on Earth, as is suspected, then it makes sense for him to show his face to Kang.

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