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Can We Expect To See Iron Lad Variant Of Kang In The MCU?

By Sumit Sahu
August 8,2022

In the series Loki, we all heard Kang saying, “Wait till you meet my variants!”

And since then, the entire Marvel fans community has been eagerly waiting to see what plans Kang has for Earth 616 in the coming Marvel movies.

There will be numerous variants of Kang in the forthcoming phases of MCU. But, do you all know that there is a variant named Iron Lad in the comics, a young variant of Kang? 

His character name is Nathaniel Richards in the comics, and in one of his incarnations of Marvel comics history, he became the Iron Lad. 

He was the adolescent variant of Kang The Conqueror. In the future, he is supposed to fulfill the purpose of his incarnation and be the time-traveling conqueror. 

The Comic Plot of Iron Lad

Iron Lad

Iron Lad

Iron Lad was unaware of what the future holds for him. At one point in time, Kang intervened and showed him the purpose he has to serve in this lifetime.

By seeing the future, young Nathaniel was horrified and didn’t want to be part of it. So, he attacks his future self, Kang The Conqueror. 

He used his Iron Lad suit to time travel and hid in the modern age of Earth 616. He searched for the Avengers to protect him from Kang.

In the quest, he reached Stark towers and tried to contact Tony Stark, a.k.a Iron Man. But, due to security reasons, he wasn’t allowed to enter the premises. 

He brokers into Stark facility and finds out that Avengers has been disbanded in this age of Earth 616. So, Nathaniel then takes the mantle of recruiting new heroes and building a team to defend himself and the planet from his future self. 

Will MCU Implement This Story To Its Timeline?

Iron Lad Art

Iron Lad Art

As we all grieve, Tony Stark is dead in MCU! So, if Marvel decides to bring in Iron Lad to the Kang story, then probably some part of the comics where Nathaniel builds a team can be implemented. 

It is because we have seen how Avengers have been disbanded since End Game, and there hasn’t been any movie that has hints of old Avengers coming together and fighting for a cause. 

There are definitely going to be new recruits! So, do you think we will get to see the Iron Lad version of Kang in MCU?

Well, we can just hope Marvel adds all the comic drama to the MCU timeline. 


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