Marvel Dropped the Ball on Making Kang the Conqueror a Serious Villain
One big miss in Quantumania could've changed everything.
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania missed an opportunity to establish Kang the Conqueror as a formidable villain.
- Many fans think the film should have had a hero die at the hands of Kang to raise the stakes and solidify Kang's threat.
- Suggestions included having Scott Lang (Ant-Man) sacrifice himself.
Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has sparked quite a debate among fans upon the release. The biggest problem viewers had with this film is that it somewhat failed to do what we all expected from it — establish Kang the Conqueror as a formidable villain of the whole saga.
Fans Believe There Was a Way to Make Kang 100% More Convincing
Many fans on Reddit believe that Quantumania should have taken a bolder step by having a hero die at the hands of Kang. This would have not only raised the stakes but also cemented Kang's status as a serious threat.
The idea is that Kang, being so powerful that even other Kang variants have banished him, should have been able to defeat one of the main characters. This could have been a game-changer for the film's impact and narrative.
Some fans suggested that Scott Lang (Ant-Man) could have been the one to sacrifice himself, creating a more profound impact on his daughter Cassie and setting up an intriguing plot line for future films.
This could have led to a more emotionally charged story, especially in the context of the Young Avengers team being building up.
The discussion also touched on how the film could have better utilized its characters. For instance, the idea of Hank or Janet sacrificing themselves was floated, considering Janet's past interactions with Kang in the Quantum Realm.
Higher Stakes Is What Marvel Fans Really Need
A recurring theme in the discussion was the need for higher stakes in Marvel movies. Fans pointed out that knowing heroes can actually die adds a layer of suspense and investment in the story, something that was effectively done in Endgame and Infinity War.
The absence of real danger or consequences in Quantumania is now seen as a missed opportunity to to crank up the feels and give the story a real punch.