How Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Post-Credit Scenes Set Up Phase 5 of MCU

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Post-Credit

He Who Remains, played by Jonathan Majors, warns Loki and Sylvie that if they think he’s evil, they haven’t seen anything yet regarding his variants. This statement becomes clearer in the end-credit scenes of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which introduces Kang the Conqueror, a beloved villain from the comics, played by Majors. 

Kang is one of the variants that He Who Remains had previously cautioned about, and his arrival in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania marks the beginning of Phase 5 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

How many post-credit scenes are there in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania features two post-credit scenes, one in the mid-credits and one in the end credits, unlike Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which only had one in the mid-credits. 

In the first post-credit scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a variant of Kang tells another variant that the exiled Kang is dead. However, another Kang variant reveals that Ant-Man and the Wasp killed him while exploring the multiverse. This sets up the introduction of the Council of Kangs, a group led by Prime Kang and introduced in Avengers No. 267 in the 1986 comic.

The Kang variants seen in the scene, including Scarlet Centurion, Rama-Tut, and Immortus, are all descendants of Reed Richards from the Fantastic Four. Rama-Tut travels from the 30th century to ancient Egypt, Scarlet Centurion abandons his Rama-Tut identity, and Immortus is the future self of Kang and the others. The scene ends with thousands of Kang variants teleporting into a stadium to cheer on their evil plan. This scene is a significant setup for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and specially for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

In the second end-credits scene, Loki and Mobius investigate a science presentation from the early 20th century, where Victor Timely explains how time can be manipulated. While Mobius is puzzled, Loki appears frightened, and comic book readers will recognize Victor Timely as one of Kang the Conqueror’s alter egos.

Who is Victor Timely in Marvel Comics?

Victor Timely is a character in Marvel Comics who is one of Kang the Conqueror’s many variants. After being repeatedly defeated by the Avengers, Kang decides to travel back in time and create a new identity for himself. 

Victor Timely assumes the persona of industrialist Victor Timely and uses his intellect to build the city of Timely in Wisconsin, which becomes renowned for its cutting-edge technology. To disguise his longevity, Kang fakes his aging process and eventually “passes” his persona to a supposed descendent. In reality, the many generations of the Timely family are single individuals – Kang the Conqueror.

Kang uses Timely to do good in the field of engineering while building Chronopolis, his base of operations located outside of time and space. From there, he expands his conquests and attacks on the Multiverse while posing as Victor Timely to deceive Earth’s inhabitants into thinking he’s a hero. Using this guise, Kang can ensure that the heroes won’t interfere with his plans.

How Quantumania’s Post-Credit Scenes Set Up Phase 5 of MCU

The scene in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s end credits suggests that the next season of Loki will involve the God of Mischief and TVA agent Mobius hunting down more Kang variants. 

Although Mobius doesn’t seem entirely convinced of the threat they pose, Loki confirms their terror before the scene ends. The release date for Loki season two has yet to be confirmed, but it’s expected to air this summer.

As Marvel’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is scheduled for release in 2025, it’s evident that the studio is preparing for an epic confrontation with Kang. The final post-credits scene in Quantumania strongly indicates that Marvel is building towards an all-out Kang showdown.