Director of Visual Development at Marvel Studios Andy Park gave fans their first official look at Kang the Conqueror through his poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Speaking to ComingSoon, he revealed what it was like being tasked with introducing fans to the next MCU big bad.
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“Working on that project was a lot of fun,” Park said on the San Diego Comic-Con poster for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. “I led the vis team on that one and being able to tackle … I’ve worked on all the Ant-Man films. The first Ant-Man that I led was Ant-Man and the Wasp. So being able to come back and work with Peyton Reed yet again, that was so much fun. To be able to introduce a character like Kang … I had a team of amazing artists. A guy named Constantine Sekeris did the final concept design for that. Then Sammy Sheldon and Ivo Coveney did the final Kang that you can see, the costume.”
Park went on to mention that he can’t wait for folks to see Kang in all his glory and praised Jonathan Majors’ performance as the new villain.
“Especially [with] an iconic character like Kang, right? Growing up, reading Marvel comics, that was one of the … there are certain characters that are the big main villains that Avengers characters have always butted heads with,” Park said. “So Kang, you knew, was going to come eventually. So I can’t wait for you and everyone to be able to see what we’ve all come up with, because it’s an amazing visual, but it’s also just what Jonathan Majors’ performance and what the scriptwriters and what Peyton has brought out in these actors and in these characters. It’s going to be something special.”
The third installment will also introduce MCU newcomer Kathryn Newton (The Society, Freaky) as she now takes over the role of Cassie Lang, a character previously portrayed by Abby Ryder Fortson in the first Ant-Man films and Emma Fuhrmann in Endgame. Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors have also been cast as Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror, while Ghostbusters star Bill Murray is also expected to appear for an undisclosed role.
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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is once again being directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay written by Jeff Loveness. The action-comedy will release on February 17, 2023.