February 17th is getting close, and so does the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The first installment in the MCU’s Phase 5 will be an exciting one, setting the path for new characters and new villains. One of the new inclusions to the MCU we’ve had the pleasure of seeing in the trailer is Jentorra. Jentorra is a lesser-known comic character who will likewise be showcased in the MCU with a much greater role. Due to that, we’ve decided to take this opportunity to see who Jentorra is in Ant-Man 3 and what are her powers and origin.
Jentorra will be introduced in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as the leader of the Freedom Fighters, a faction heavily opposed to Kang’s temporal rule. In the comics, she is a skilled sorceress with a connection to the royal family of the planet Kai. It’s unknown how much of her origin story will be adapted into the upcoming movie and what the connection between the two versions of the character will be.
Now that we’ve briefly covered Jentorra’s role in the upcoming movie, it’s time to analyze the character with respect to her comic counterpart. If you’re interested in more details, stay with us and keep reading!
Who is Jentorra in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?
Not many details regarding the upcoming movie and the characters have been revealed so far. What we do know, however, is that the movie will include some lesser-known characters in the MCU as well as an iconic villain that often clashed with the Avengers, Kang the Conqueror, a formidable time-traveler with access to 40th-century technology. One of the lesser-known characters to be introduced in the movie is Jentorra.
We don’t know much about her except for the fact that she will be the leader of the so-called “Freedom Fighters,” a rebellious faction of guerrilla fighters that inhabit the Quantum Realm after they’ve been displaced by Kang the Conqueror. Other mentioned members of Freedom Fighters are Quaz, Veb, and Janet Van Dyne. The faction will, in some form, be allied with the Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Who is Jentorra in the comics? Origin explained
In the comics, Jentorra hails from the micro-world planet known as K’ai. She was first introduced in Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk #1 in 2010, which makes her a relatively new character. Jentorra belongs to the race of green-skinned humanoids, which is one feature that’s sort of missing when it comes to the MCU version of the character. Not much is notable about the small planet except that it was frequently visited and saved by the Hulk. Later it was introduced as a scene of many conflicts with Hulk’s son, Hiro-Kala. K’ai is ruled by Queen Jarella, aunt of Jentorra, which makes Jentorra K’aitian princess.
What powers does Jentorra have in the MCU & comics?
We’re not sure what kind of powers Jentorra will have in the MCU and what her overall role will be, but in the comics, she is a powerful sorcerer trained by the Sorcerer Triad. After her homeworld K’ai was attacked by Psyklop (a race of intelligent humanoid insects connected to the Dark Gods), she attempted to summon the Hulk, who, in the past, answered the pleas of her people and defended them from danger. The ritual, however, went very wrong, and instead of the Hulk, Jentorra summoned Hiro-Kala, the wild and unrestrained Hulk’s son, who proceeded to destroy the planet.
Jentorra attempted to fight the Hiro-Kala in order to stop the destruction, but she proved to be a far inferior fighter. Both hers and Hir-Kala’s actions resulted in K’ai being displaced from the Microverse. Jentorra spent the remainder of her story finding a way to return K’ai to the Microverse, and due to that, she joined the Engima Force. Engima Force is sort of an equivalent to Freedom Fighters in the comics since they, too, operated within the boundaries of the Quantum Realm, which Ant-Man is a frequent visitor.
It’s possible that the Microverse to which her home world belonged will be the connection between Jentorra, Freedom Fighters, and the Ant-Man since Microverse was often visited by the original Ant-Man. Her story will probably be similar to that of comics, even though we’re pretty sure that Hiro-Kala will be replaced by Kang as her ultimate enemy.
Jentorra’s gender and relationship status explained
Jentorra is female both in the MCU and in the comics, with the major difference being that in the comics, Jentorra is a green-skinned alien, while in the MCU, she appears to have more conventionally colored skin.
Her relationship status in the MCU remains to be seen. In terms of alliances, we know that she is allied with her faction of Freedom Fighters and that she will have a somewhat tense partnership with Scott Lang and Cassie Lang since she sees them as a danger to her cause.
In the comics, Jentorra was romantically involved with Arcturus Rann, the leader of the Engima Force and the person that saved her after her planet had been displaced from the Microverse. However, the relationship proved to be a short-lived one after Jentorra found out about Arcturus’ role in the destruction of her planet.
Jentorra will be portrayed by actress Katy O’Brian, which previously appeared in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jentorra will appear in the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as a leader of the group called “Freedom Fighters” that operates within the Quantum realm and serves as opposition to Kang the Conqueror. In the comics, Jentorra was part of a similar group called Enigma Force, led by Arcturus Rann. It is unknown what similarities will the two versions of the character share, but we do know that her character in the MCU will be allied with Ant-Man and the Wasp.