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Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway? [spoilers & speculations about past, present & future MCU movies]
Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 10:01:11 am CDT (Viewed 259 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What is Kang's imagery supposed to evoke, anyway?
Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 at 05:52:47 pm CDT (Viewed 257 times)
Quote:I don't get why. He debuted in 'Avengers'.
Surely they can't insist that because Rama-Tut was in FF, only Fox can use them...
Apparently, he was accidently put on the list of characters that Marvel sold to Fox because, thanks to an old retcon by John Byrne, he is a Richards family member (a longtime descendant of Nathaniel Richards, the father of Reed Richards).
Even before the retcon, it could still be problematic to make him appear in the MCU because Rama-Tut was once believed to be a Von Doom family member.
In a similar way, even though Ego first appeared in a Thor comic book, he was included in the same list of characters because Ego the Living Planet is an antagonist of Galactus and because he appeared in a popular FF story (also written & pencilled by John Byrne).
Ego could appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 because Marvel Studios made a deal with Fox.
Apparently, they also found a way to make Watchers appear in the same movie.
And the Skrulls might be the main antagonists in the future Captain Marvel movie.
So, if Marvel really wanted to, I think that they could make the Conqueror appear in the MCU, even if they had to give him a different origin than in the comics.
Since Iron Man is the pivotal character of the MCU, I once suggested on the board to merge Mandarin & Kang the Conqueror into one single character in the MCU.
If Mandarin is revealed to be a chrononaut, it would explain why he has been a legend for millennia:
According to the 'All Hail the King' DTV short film :
"So, you mean to tell me that you don't know the history of the Mandarin himself? He was a warrior-king. Inspired generations of men through the Middle Ages, perhaps even further back in time."
It would not be the first time that a MCU villain is actually the combo of multiple comics characters.
- MCU Whiplash = Crimson Dynamo + Whiplash + others
- MCU Hela = Hela + Cul Borson + Angela (and, obviously, her background is also inspired by the First Born, an antagonist of Wonder Woman)
- MCU Yellowjacket = Darren Cross + Hank Pym + Rita DeMara + ...
Besides, thanks to the Doctor Strange movie, we already know that time manipulation is possible in the MCU.
For example : in the MCU, the Mandarin / the Conqueror could actually be ... Andros Stark.
Instead of being a descendant of Nathaniel Richards, he is a member of the Stark family coming from the future.
In his own future timeline, he developed a technology based on the Time Stone which Tony Stark had the opportunity to analyze after Infinity War.
In the MCU, his alias could be Gregory Andros (since Gregory Stark is Tony Stark's "evil twin" in the Ultimate Universe).