In the wake of our latest look at Kang the Conqueror in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer, the desire rose up in the MCU fandom to see Jonathan Majors’ multiversal maniac face off against Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, as many felt that only the Chaos Magic-wielding sorceress would be able to go toe-to-toe with the franchise’s new big bad. Interestingly, a fresh rumor has since emerged which claims that a genuine connection between the two characters could be revealed before long.
According to intel shared by The Cosmic Circus, Marvel is currently toying with revealing that Kang is the true author of the Darkhold. As prominently featured in both WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Darkhold is the super-powerful dark magic tome that corrupted Wanda, resulting in her descent into darkness. It also contains the Scarlet Witch prophecy that foretold her coming and that she would one day threaten reality.
In some ways, this is an interesting twist, but a lot of comic book readers are immediately hating this idea as it would cause an avalanche of both continuity errors and needless changes from the source material. For starters, since when did Kang do magic?
What’s more, Wong already stated that the Elder God Chthon, Wanda’s creator in the comics, was the Darkhold’s author. Although, to be fair, this rumor states that Chthon would be outed as a Kang variant.
We want Chthon! We want Chthon!
If the MCU doesn’t adapt Wanda’s victory over Chthon one day, there will be riots.
Does the MCU connecting characters that aren’t supposed to be connected make the universe bigger or smaller? Discuss.
It’s unclear where this supposed Kang/Scarlet Witch retcon would even play out on screen, although Avengers: The Kang Dynasty would be a relatively logical choice. That said, if there is any truth to it, Marvel might want to pivot away from the idea going by these initial fan reactions.