Ant-Man 3 writer Jeff Loveness will also write Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
According Deadline, the 33-year-old screenwriter will pen the Avengers sequel that will focus on Kang the Conqueror – a Marvel villain who’s set to be reintroduced in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Kang made an appearance in a slightly different form in the recent Loki series.
The film was unveiled at Marvel’s recent Comic-Con panel in San Diego and will conclude Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on May 2, 2025, alongside Avengers: Secret Wars which will debut a few months later. on November 7, 2025.
Destin Daniel Cretton will direct The Kang Dynasty with Marvel boss Kevin Feige serving as executive producer.
While plot details remain firmly under wraps, it seems like a good idea to get Loveness on board.
After all, with Loveness penning the next Ant-Man sequel, he’s going to have a pretty good take on Kang the Conqueror…and it’s definitely going to pay off when it comes to writing The Kang Dynasty. The Kang in Ant-Man 3 is also much more menacing, as seen in a new trailer that was created exclusively for people who attended D23.
Loveness is perhaps best known for his work on the hit animated sci-fi show, Rick and Morty, and wrote a number of hit episodes including The Vat of Acid Episode as well as the premiere of the season 5, Mort Dinner Rick Andre as well as season finale, Rickmurai Jack.
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Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will effectively kick off Phase 5 of the MCU, which will conclude with the release of The Thunderbolts in July 2024.
Of course, that means Kang the Conqueror will still be around for a while – at least until the penultimate MCU Phase 6 movie. And that’s a few years away. Think of Kang as the new Thanos, with Jonathan Majors returning to reprise his role as Loki.
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