Iron Man foreshadows Kang the Conqueror’s entrance in Avengers: Endgame.
Long before anyone realized it, AVENGERS ENDGAME offered a clue at what was to come for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Loki and the appearance of Kang the Conqueror.
Marvel fans will never forget the events of Avengers: Endgame. Not only did the film murder off some of the MCU’s most popular characters, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), but it also introduced a new element to the series: time travel. The Avengers defeated Thanos (Josh Brolin) by utilizing time travel to alter the course of history and destroy the mad titan, but in doing so, they paved the way for Kang the Conqueror’s entrance.
Kang first appeared in the final episode of the Disney Plus television program Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
Before being killed by Sylvie, American actor Jonathan Majors played a different version of Kang (dubbed He Who Remains) (Sophia Di Martino).
Kang declared that his death will usher in other versions of himself to dominate the multiverse during his dying address.
In the middle of Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark teased this exact issue.
While the Avengers worked on their plan to change the course of history, Tony hinted to the MCU’s next step.
“If you mess with time, it tends to screw with you,” he added.
When you consider this quote after Loki has ended, it makes a lot more sense.
Loki and Sylvie messed with time and the Time Variance Authority (TVA), and now they’re up against Kang, the multiverse’s king.
Loki and Sylvie unleashed a force even greater than Thanos on the cosmos by slaying him.
Kang is expected to be the next big enemy in the MCU’s fourth phase.
Is this, however, a sign that he’ll start appearing in other MCU films and TV shows?
Michael Waldron, Loki’s lead writer, recently spoke with Marvel.com about the start of Kang’s adventure on the big screen.
“Kang was always going to be the next big cross-movie villain, and because he is a time-traveling, multiversal foe, it just made so much sense,” Michael added.
“I came up with that great multiversal battle mythology and flung it out in room one.”