The villainous Kang the Conqueror could be hiding behind the famous CATARACT program, started by SWORD
Available since last Friday on Disney +, episode 7 of WandaVision sparked new theory about the series’ connections to other MCU Phase 4 projects. One of them, shared by Screen Rant, connects her to Kang the Conqueror, aka the antagonist ofAnt-Man 3. An advertisement present in the episode indeed seems to suggest the existence of Nexus beings in the universe of Marvel studios, what Wanda and Kang are in the comics. This would not, however, be the point that connects WandaVision at Ant-Man 3. In fact, we learn in this same episode that SWORD wanted to dismantle Vision to better rebuild it and make it a weapon, this is the famous CATARACT project. This action thus led Wanda to free him, leading by extension to the creation of the Hexagon around Westview.
Now in the comics VisionQuest, which would have partly inspired the series, similar things are orchestrated by Immortus, an alternate version of Kang the Conqueror. The latter triggers a whole series of events that will lead Wanda Maximoff to lose her footing, with the sole aim of weakening her to use her superpowers. Another argument in favor of this theory is the fact that in VisionQuest Agatha Harkness tries to stop Immortus. The latter could ultimately manipulate Wanda for good reason, and not be an enemy unlike what the end of Episode 7 suggests. As for Kang, he could be in cahoots with SWORD agents or manipulate them. Tyler Hayward having repeatedly shown his growing resentment towards the Avengers since the blip, he could very well have agreed to plot against them. Ant-Man 3 could nevertheless teach us that another villain is at the origin of Kang the Conqueror.
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