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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness explains why this is the worst version of Kang to face. Plus, Loveness describes the Quantum Realm as the basement of the Multiverse in a separate interview. We shall start with Kang, who of course steps us as the main villain of the movie. So far we’ve seen another version of this character work from the shadows. However Loveness when speaking with Variety at the red carpet of the premiere, explains why this version of Kang is not the one you want to face off against.
“Jumping off of Loki where he’s an unexpected, whimsical kind of character, we just wanted to break expectations in this third movie. I think everyone expected a funnier or goofier Ant-Man villain, so Peyton and I said, ‘No, let’s put Ant-Man up against the most dangerous villain in the multiverse.'”
“Let’s do the opposite of what you saw in Loki and let’s make this the worst of the worst, and there’s a reason he’s here. Jonathan [Majors] is incredible. I don’t think I’ve seen a screen actor like him in quite some time. The guy nailed every line and I’ve never had such a thrill writing for an actor like him before.”
It’s for sure we will be meeting more Kang variations in the future, but it sounds like this one is the worst version Loveness could think of. Though it remains to be seen, I do like the idea of putting a very serious villain into an Ant-Man movie.
The Quantum Realm – Basement of the Multiverse
Loveness also spoke with Marvel.com an an article designed to introduce fans to the concept of the Quantum Realm. Loveness alongside Marvel producer Stephen Broussard lay the groundwork.
“The Quantum Realm is just as big an idea as any of the things in any of the other worlds we’ve explored in the MCU to date,” Producer Stephen Broussard explains. “It’s a world unto itself not unlike Asgard or Wakanda or the world of the mystic arts in Doctor Strange. Getting the chance to establish something that big, and that big in part three of a film has been really, really fun”
“We really wanted to build it from the ground up and we thought how do we make this different from just outer space, how do we make this different from underwater like Namor’s kingdom Talokan?” Loveness explains. “We came up with [the idea] that basically it’s like the basement of the Multiverse. It’s this connected limbo outside of space and time.”
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Broussard continues, “At every angle we’ve asked ourselves what’s the Quantum Realm version of this? What’s the Quantum Realm version of aliens? What does technology look like down here? What does society look like down here, what does religion and politics?”
There is more on the official website, link above, from production designer Will Htay.
What do you think as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness explains why this is the worst version of Kang to face. Or, Loveness comments as he describes the Quantum Realm as the basement of the Multiverse? As always, leave any thoughts below.