a man standing on a stage: Loki

Marvel Studios has been teasing a Fantastic Four movie for some time, with Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s Jon Watts attached to direct. The project is officially undated, leaving fans wondering when they’ll get their first glimpse of the property known as “Marvel’s First Family.” This week’s Loki suggested that the Fantastic Four’s story might have already started.

The big reveal in the final episode of Loki‘s first season was the debut of Jonathan Majors’ Kang — or, at least, a version of Kang; time travel and alternate realities are difficult to keep straight. While the version Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) ran into at the end of time, “He Who Remains,” was far from the self-styled “Kang the Conqueror” of comic book lore, he teased the debut of that incarnation more than once during the episode, promising that conquerors would be amongst the alternate timeline versions that would appear in the event of his death.

Maybe that will be the Kang already announced for 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania — or perhaps the Kang in that movie will be the teenage love interest of Ant-Man’s daughter Cassie, as introduced in the 2005 comic Young Avengers.

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