Marvel Studios Sets the Record Straight on Kang’s ‘Infinity Stones’ Speculation

After Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania hinted at Kang the Conqueror’s rule in the MCU, executive Stephen Broussard hinted at how the Multiverse villain relates to Shang-Chi and his rings.

In Phase 5 of the MCU, Ant-Man 3 introduces the warrior version of Kang the Conqueror before Kang the Conqueror becomes the next ultimate big bad for the franchise.

Kang has already affected several MCU characters, such as in both seasons of Loki and Ant-Man 3. His knowledge of the Multiverse could also affect other stories, such as Deadpool 3 and Fantastic Four.

But recently, fans have been thinking about a possible link between Kang and Shang-Chi, an early Phase 4 hero, based on some images from Kang’s first full movie.

Shang-Chi Connection Rumors

On the D23 Inside Disney podcast, Stephen Broussard, Marvel Studios’ VP of Production & Development, weighed in on a potential link between Kang the Conqueror and the Ten Rings from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which has been a topic of speculation in the MCU.

During the podcast, Inside Disney inquired about the writing on Kang’s energy sphere in “Ant-Man 3” and how it resembled the writing on the Ten Rings, as well as the rumor that the Ten Rings and Kamala Khan’s bangle from “Ms. Marvel” are connected and will play a significant role in the Multiverse Saga.

This rumor said that they will be two of the things that tie together the upcoming Kang-focused storyline in the MCU, just like the Infinity Stones did in the Infinity Saga. Subsequently, many fans have drawn connections between these artifacts and the rings seen with much of the technology at Kang’s disposal.

Broussard said it was “kind of a hard question to answer,” He said he didn’t want to give fans any hints in case they took them too far.

“I wouldn’t read too much into it at this point. I’m afraid that’s kind of a tricky question to answer, because if I’m like, ‘Stay tuned,’ you might read more into that, you know? But, when we made ‘Quantumania,’ it was just about that.”

How Will Kang Evolve as MCU Evolves?

Even though it’s still unclear if Shang-Ten Chi’s Rings will play a role in Kang’s evolution later in the Multiverse Saga, people are getting increasingly excited to see how Kang’s presence will grow to new heights across the Multiverse.

Shang-Chi is said to be one of the main characters in Avengers 5. The scene after the credits in his movie raised many questions about where the Ten Rings came from.

This should mean that fans will learn more about the Ten Rings and how they came to be, even if they don’t have anything to do with Kang. This is especially likely since Kang is seen as the main character in the next Avengers movie.

The movie Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will open on May 2, 2025. You can now watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Disney+.