How are Loki's He Who Remains and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania's Kang connected?

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Loki and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania are more connected than you might think. When it comes to He Who Remains and Kang the Conqueror – besides both parts being played by Jonathan Majors – the two characters share an important link that could be crucial to the future of the MCU, specifically Loki season 2

Below, we explain the connections between Kang and He Who Remains and dive into what this means for the future. Be warned, there are major Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania spoilers below! Turn back now if you haven't seen the Marvel movie yet! 

How are He Who Remains and Kang connected?

Loki Season 1 image

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He Who Remains is a Kang Variant – and, as we learn in the Quantumania post-credits scenes, there are a ton of other Variants. When Loki and Sylvie meet him in the Loki finale, it's revealed that He Who Remains is guarding the Sacred Timeline, and the Time-Keepers were a ruse all along. He Who Remains is particularly worried about Variants of himself having free reign over the timeline, which, as we see in Quantumania, could be catastrophic, as Kang the Conqueror claims that his Variants have been playing with time "like children" and causing incursions, which is when two universes collide. 

Ultimately, He Who Remains is killed by Sylvie, which, as the final moments of Loki season 1 reveal, opens the door to other Kangs. 

How does Quantumania set up Loki season 2?

Sophia Di Martino and Tom Hiddleston in Loki

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Not only does Quantumania fully reveal the scale of the threat that worried He Who Remains, but it also directly sets up Loki season 2. In the final post-credits stinger, Loki and Mobius watch a presentation being given on time by a Kang Variant, Victor Timely. Loki, visibly terrified, identifies him as the man the trickster met in the Loki finale, which surprises Mobius. 

In the finale, after Sylvie kills He Who Remains, Loki returns to the TVA to find Kang has already taken over, and Mobius has no memory of him. It's unclear from the Quantumania post-credits scene if Mobius has regained his memories of Loki, but what is clear is that the duo are tracking down Kang(s) through time. That means we can expect Loki season 2 to revolve around this search, as well as the ramifications of a Kang Variant taking control of the TVA. 

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Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.