Jonathan Majors’ Kang The Conqueror was undoubtedly one of the best parts of Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, receiving high praise from critics and fans alike.
Lauriane Rouault, stunt double for Evangeline Lily, went on Instagram to share a new behind the scenes reel from her work on the movie.
The video was filmed by the stunt crew behind the scenes for ‘Pre-Vis’, or pre-visualization, to be able to visualise how the scene is supposed to look after post-production. This helps the crew speed through preparing stunts and camerawork for the final shoot.
The first shot is of The Wasp deflecting a Quantumnaut’s aim to shoot another Quantumnaut, a classic Ant-Man move.
We see Kang’s stunt double, Xavier Lake, fighting the stunt doubles for Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily with a sword. We know Kang never used a sword in the final version of the movie, so this means that Kang wielded a sword in earlier versions of the movie, or the sword was just a stand-in for Kang’s energy beams.
He also wields a mace in his other hand, which might indicate a power of manifesting weapons from energy.
The next shot is a behind the scenes take of Hope Van Dyne, Janet Van Dyne, Hank Pym, Scott Lang, and Cassie Lang getting sucked into the Quantum Realm.
You can watch the full video here. You can view more behind the scenes images below:
UPDATE: The original Instagram post has now been deleted. In an Instagram story, the crew member stated:
Unfortunately Marvel restricted us on our posts so we had to delete them. If you saw it, you never did. FORGET IT! No worries, it will be reposted after it has been released on Disney+. Thank you again for your support and shares
You can view the video, reposted to YouTube below:
Kang’s Scarlet Witch Connections
Speaking with IndieWire, Peyton Reed confirmed that Kang is a nexus being in the MCU.
‘Well, at what point do we actually show some of the variants and that the Kang is a nexus being?,’ And then it was like, ‘Well, what if we give them a little taste of a version of Rama-Tut, a version of a Centurion, a version of Immortus?’Peyton Reed
This was previously confirmed by Jonathan Majors in a press conference for Quantumania.
“Who is Kang? I think that is a question that we will all be answering for a very long time,” Majors said. “I think the quick answer to that is Kang is a time-traveling supervillain who is also a Nexus being, which leads to this idea of variants. There are multiple versions of Kang. ‘Versions’ being ‘variants.’ They occupy different universes, multiverses, they have different intentions. They are all different beings. And yet something that we’re still—and I’m still—working on, and continue to refine and refine and refine, is something that’s a through line between them. And that, to me, is the Kang gene in a nutshell.”Jonathan Majors
Wanda Maximoff was not confirmed, but hinted to be a Nexus being in WandaVision, with the Nexus pills commericals. The term “Nexus being” hasn’t even been defined in the MCU, but it may prove to be crucial in future projects.