In an interview with Total Film, Marvel Studios MP and Vice President of Production and Development Steven Brussard made a substantial promise regarding the future of Kang.
Brussard promised that the studio would make Kang the Conqueror different and “very fresh” compared to Thanos, and ensure its continued presence, as it has been with the mad titan throughout the “Infinity Saga”:.
[Cang] very powerful, very formidable, very strong and obviously will be a constant presence in history, ah-la Thanos, but in the future will be different from Thanos and seem very fresh to us.
The executive also talked about how they wanted Ant-man 3 to be “Central to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe“:.
…we want the movie to be big and central to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So far, the audience has seen Kang only once, but he’s already noticeably different from Thanos.
First, he’s just a man – one of those who’s already been introduced to the world, and he’ll have a few significant appearances before he becomes the Avengers’ prime target. The next time fans will see him is in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania, where he will be the main antagonist.