Ant-Man 3's Post-Credits Scene Retcons A Key Loki Storyline

The following article contains spoilers for "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."

"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" has proven to be divisive amongst critics. It's one of the lowest-rated movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, but despite any negativity sent the film's way, everyone seems to agree that Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) is a standout. A variant of Kang, called He Who Remains, was first introduced in Season 1 of "Loki," but this time, we get a much more malevolent version who has no problem with dispatching hordes of enemies. It's a good thing Majors kills it in the role, seeing how he'll play a pivotal role going forward in the MCU, leading up to the team-up flick, "Avengers: The Kang Dynasty."

However, something rather shocking happens. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope (Evangeline Lilly) manage to kill him by pushing him into the multiversal engine. Fans thought they were going to get a lot more of The Conqueror, but it appears he was meant as a one-film villain. That is until we get to the post-credits scene, where we're introduced to a stadium full of Kang variants. The scene draws the focus to three in particular who talk about how "the exiled one" was killed and how they have to stop those who dare touch the multiverse. 

The sequence pulls out to reveal how a bunch of Kangs are appearing in this stadium, but their interactions with one another might come across as strange if you've watched "Loki" Season 1. He Who Remains made a big deal about how his variants got into a multiversal war with one another, and he was the only one who could keep them apart. So if the Kangs don't like each other, why aren't they killing each other in the stadium?

They don't seem to be at war with each other

In "Loki," He Who Remains goes on a long rant about the history of him and his variants. He mentions how there was peace initially, but some Kang variants were out for war. He specifically mentions how each variant set out to protect their own universe while trying to annihilate all of the others. He Who Remains managed to keep the various universes separate while preventing any stray timelines from branching out, courtesy of the Time Variance Authority. Of course, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) kills He Who Remains, which serves as an explanation for why the Kangs finally got out of their respective boxes. 

However, given everything he said up until that point, one would assume that the Kangs would resume their various wars with one another. But when they're brought together in the aftermath of The Conqueror's death, they seem to get along pretty well. The argument could be made that they've decided to set aside their differences for the time being because there's someone out there who's able to kill a Kang. And if they're able to travel across the multiverse again, they probably recognize that He Who Remains is also dead. That's two dead Kangs, which is pretty bad considering he's supposed to be this all-powerful entity.

Still, the Kangs in the stadium feel downright chummy with one another. They're screaming, clearly jazzed about whatever's about to go down. There's no tension to be found, so where's this multiversal conflict that both He Who Remains and The Conqueror warned about? It's obviously not the last time we'll see Kang variants in the MCU, and in fact, the second "Quantumania" post-credits scene teases Victor Timely in "Loki" Season 2. More information will undoubtedly come to light that will hopefully set the record straight on how exactly all these Kangs view each other.