Rumor: Kang the Conqueror will be introduced in Marvel’s Loki

Photo: Loki.. key art.. Courtesy Marvel Studios, Disney+
Photo: Loki.. key art.. Courtesy Marvel Studios, Disney+ /

Kang, a recurring, time-travelling enemy of the Avengers, is rumored to be introduced in the Loki limited series on Disney Plus.

Details on Marvel Studios’ Loki are still scarce, but we may have just learned a major development from the upcoming show. According to insider Daniel Richtman (viaThe Illuminerdi), Loki could introduce Kang the Conqueror to the MCU.

For those who are not aware, Kang has quite a convoluted and sketchy – at best – history, and that’s just as well considering he is a time-traveler from the 31st century. Kang, once known as Nathaniel Richards – a suspected distant relative of Victor von Doom otherwise known as Doctor Doom and the possible descendant of Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic – first appeared in The Avengers Vol. 1 No. 8 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Kang has been known by many names over the past decades of Marvel Comics, as there are several time-displaced incarnations of the villain, including his distant future self – Immortus – and his more heroic teenage self, Iron Lad.

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For all intents and purposes, Kang is the Reverse Flash or (Doctor Who’s) The Master of Marvel. Loki  is expected to deal with time travel and appears to be introducing an organization known as the Time Variance Authority. The TVA is a group that monitors the fabric of time and the multiverse (DC’s Linear Man could learn a few things for their many retcons) and are associated with Kang. At this point, this is mostly speculation, but a well-placed Easter egg in Disney Plus’ recent Marvel trailer seems to allude to the presence of the TVA.

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Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, who reprises his signature role. Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw joined the cast. Michael Waldron serves as showrunner and is writing the series. Waldron, Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard and Kate Harron are executive producers. Harron will also direct all six episodes for Marvel Studios. Loki will release on Disney Plus in early 2021.