Ant Man Post Credit Scene: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania marks the beginning of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the adventures of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his family as they journey into the Quantum Realm. This third solo Ant-Man film is the 31st in the MCU and features post-credits scenes that are sure to blow your mind.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a delightful romp, featuring a lovable group of heroes navigating a strange and fantastical world to confront a villain who has the power to alter the entire franchise. While the plot may not be groundbreaking, the psychedelic visuals and intriguing themes prove that sometimes, less is more.” The story pits Scott Lang against Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), a time-traveling supervillain from the distant future who is rumored to be the next major threat to the Avengers.
For those who don’t mind multiversal spoilers, let’s delve into the additional scenes and their implications for the MCU. After the movie’s Kang was sucked into the malfunctioning multiversal engine core, a trio of Kang Variants meet and discuss gathering their multiversal counterparts. Among them are two who resemble the ancient Egypt-ruling Rama-Tut and timeline-pruning Immortus from the comics, while the cyborg-looking guy may be based on the armored Scarlet Centurion.
The Kang Variants are unhappy that an Avenger has killed Kang, whom they had exiled to the Quantum Realm, and that the heroes are meddling with the multiverse. This is likely a reference to the time-traveling shenanigans in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and What If…?
“If we let them, they will take everything we’ve built,” warns the gruff-sounding Immortus, who appears to be the leader of the trio. “So let’s stop wasting time. We’re late.”
He announces that he has called upon all of them, and their chamber reveals a vast arena filled with Variants. These are Kangs from alternate timelines, exhibiting an infinite range of temperaments and species, with more arriving through time portals.
Seems Kang-tastic. What does this mean?
This means that our heroes will be facing a massive army of Kang Variants who all want to take control of the multiverse, but given their self-centered tendencies, any alliance between them will likely be unstable. Kang himself will reveal his masterplan, which is to dominate all timelines. This is reminiscent of the comic source material where Kang Prime eliminated his counterparts and replaced them with robots to ensure his control over all timelines, but this strategy ultimately backfired.
Similarly, in the MCU, Kang’s plan to rule multiple realities is likely to spiral out of control. However, the fact that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is set to release in May 2025 suggests that Kang or his Variants may have some level of success. It is also possible that Kang may return since the malfunctioning multiversal engine core may have sent him somewhere else in time or space, rather than killing him outright.