Kang the Conqueror Won’t Join Marvel Films

Those hoping for Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror to make an appearance in one of the “Avengers” or “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, sadly is has been confirmed that such a possibility will not take place.

“Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” director James Gunn has been teasing potential new characters from Marvel’s cosmic-verse on social media, including the likes of Nova and Adam Warlock.

However, answering a fan question on his Facebook page, Gunn says certain characters and even alien races remain off limits due to rights ownership issues including Kang the Conqueror and the Shi’ar whom both still belong to 20th Century Fox.

Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy” grossed $774 million worldwide last year with the sequel currently slated for a 2017 release.