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Ant-Man’s Next Enemy- Meet Annihilus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

As Pedro Pascal’s Ant-Man battles Kang the Conqueror, a Redditor theory suggests Annihilus will make a surprise appearance. Yes, you read that correctly—this insectoid powerhouse could be the next big baddie to emerge on the scene.

It is a comic book showdown with super-intelligent ants, cosmic control rods, and a dose of Hank Pym’s patented genius that will get audiences excited.

However, a recent Reddit theory suggests that Kang was not the only villain in mind when the film was being made; MCU fans may have seen the origin story for Annihilus. But how does this happen?

Understanding the theory requires knowledge of Annihilus as portrayed in the comics. Annihilus belongs to the Arthrosian species. Arthrosians are insectoids from the planet Arthros, located in Sector 17A of the Negative Zone. Annihilus is often portrayed as the Negative Zone’s ruler.

He has superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, durability, stamina, and agility. He wields the Cosmic Control Rod, a powerful item that grants him additional abilities such as molecular manipulation, energy blasts, and slow aging.

Although he is faced off against a variety of heroes in the comics, Annihilus is frequently depicted as an enemy of the Fantastic Four. It would be great to see him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Annihilus begins as a primitive insectoid creature and gains intelligence through mutation before becoming even more intelligent after mastering advanced Tyannan technology with an extraterrestrial knowledge transference helmet. He gained more power after acquiring the Cosmic Control Rod.

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In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Hank Pym transports many ants (which are, of course, insects) he has been experimenting with to the Quantum Realm. They evolve into super-intelligent beings, with some resembling cyborgs or wearing armor. The army of superintelligent ants eventually defeats Kang the Conqueror.

Although the ants remained loyal to Pym in Ant-Man 3, one could enter Kang’s high-tech helmet and gain incredible knowledge, eventually evolving into Annihilus.

The Multiversal Engine Core seen in the film could be the MCU’s version of the Cosmic Control Rod. The item could give Annihilus even more power, and the evolved insect could then learn how to control the other ants, sending them on a destructive mission that takes them into the main MCU.

The MCU’s Hank Pym was “robbed” of Ultron’s paternity in the franchise, as Tony Stark and Bruce Banner unintentionally created the villain despite Pym doing so in the comic books. This would be the “justice” Pym deserves the opportunity to create an abomination worthy of being an Avenger-level threat.

Given that the Fantastic Four are joining the MCU, and it is Marvel’s First Family who most frequently deal with Annihilus in the comics, perhaps Pedro Pascal‘s Reed Richards, AKA Mister Fantastic, and his blue-costumed teammates will face the insectoid villain and his Annihilation Wave in the live-action franchise.

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