Loki director Kate Herron addresses the fan principle that He Who Remains, the Kang variant who made the TVA, is definitely the comics character Immortus.
Warning! Contains spoilers for the Loki season 1 finale.
Loki director Kate Herron has addressed the fan principle that He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors), the Kang the Conqueror variant who created the TVA, is definitely the Marvel Comics character, Immortus. The Loki season 1 finale revealed that He Who Remains was the one accountable for conserving the Sacred Timeline secure and the multiverse at bay. However, after he was killed by Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), the multiverse reopened, creating the chance for a lot of extra Kang variants to wage struggle as soon as once more.
In the comics, He Who Remains and Kang the Conqueror are two wholly completely different characters with no direct connection aside from their management over time. The MCU has modified that by combining them, making the brand new model of Kang similar to Immortus – the character Kang ultimately turns into within the comics. Unlike the warlord variations of Kang, Immortus is primarily thinking about conserving the time stream secure and stopping the chaos brought on by his previous selves. That mission is similar to that of He Who Remains in Loki, inflicting many followers to theorize that the 2 characters are literally one and the identical.
Now, Loki’s director has weighed in on that debate. Speaking with Deadline, Herron shared that whereas the MCU model of He Who Remains shares many traits with Immortus, they aren’t essentially the identical character. She in contrast him to Sylvie, who additionally took cues from two completely different Marvel characters (Enchantress and Lady Loki) however is in the end a brand new hybrid character for the MCU. Read Herron’s full quote under:
Kang is the variant, however he’s additionally not technically Immortus. It’s a bit like Sylvie, proper? She’s a singular character in relation to our story. He Who Remains is within the comics, however the model in our present was very completely different. He’s nearer to Immortus, however he’s a singular character for our story. But Kang is a variant of that character.
It’s potential that the precise Immortus might present up within the MCU in a while, additionally performed by Majors. Kang is being positioned because the franchise’s new overarching villain, like Thanos was for the primary three phases, which might imply that a lot of completely different Kang variants will characteristic within the story going ahead. One of these, a extra conventional model of Kang the Conqueror, is already confirmed because the villain of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
No different Kang variants have been confirmed by Marvel but, however there’ll in all probability be a number of in Loki season 2. He Who Remains warned Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie that unleashing the multiverse would imply the return of highly effective warring Kang variants, which can possible be a core a part of the plot of season 2. With the Sacred Timeline gone for good, the MCU has a number of narrative choices going ahead. Maybe that can imply the actual Immortus exhibiting up someday in Loki season 2.
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