Jonathan Majors is the primary antagonist of the MCU Phase V and Phase VI as Kang the Conqueror. The fans have already seen a glimpse of Jonathan’s version of Kang in the Loki Disneyplus series.
Jonathan Majors is going to return to play the role of Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which will be the first Marvel Phase V. This will be a different variant of “He who remains”.
Jonathan Majors Reveals His Influence
In an interview with the CinePOP, Majors revealed his inspiration to play the role of Kang. The Lovecraft Country star first revealed: “It’s funny because I did go through and I did look at Ultron, I looked at Loki, I looked at Thanos. And I had an idea of, just for me, what I wanted to bring to the MCU through Kang. And there’s a certain requirement that has to happen.”
Jonathan Majors thinks of all the big avengers level supervillains as “the quintessential baddies or anti-heroes.”
The actor also spoke about his inspiration by saying: “Marvel has the, in my opinion, the largest platform in entertainment. And so to bring the big bad, the big bad has to represent so many things and has to be connected to so many things. So I read the newspaper, I looked at history books… I talked to people, I look at my child, talk to my partner. What is it we’re afraid of in this time? What is it that’s scaring us? Because Kang has to be… any big bad is a manifestation of our deepest insecurities as a society.”
How Worse Kang the Conqueror Will Be Compared to Other Villains?
According to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director, Kang is predicted to be a bigger villain than Josh Brolin’s Thanos. In a recent interview, director Peyton Reed said: “This is the biggest adventure that Ant-Man and Wasp have ever gone on. We’re going to strange places and we’re encountering an antagonist that’s unlike anything they’ve ever experienced — and that includes Thanos.”
The director also spoke about how different Jonathan Majors’s role will be in the Ant-Man 3 movie from the Loki series. He confirmed the fan theories of Kang being a different variant.
He revealed: “I think that He Who Remains in Loki is very different than Kang the Conqueror in our movie. They’re Variants, but they’re extremely different people. Kang is someone who has dominion over time, but he conserves his energy. He’s a very, very scary character to deal with, as Ant-Man and Wasp will find out first hand.”
Kang’s Role in the MCU
As per rumors, Phase VI’s two Avengers films will be the biggest team-up film of Marvel Studios yet. Kang will be the primary villain of the series who can manipulate the Multiverse very easily.
The Loki series has already shown how broken Kang’s abilities are. As he can travel time and change the fate of any character by manipulating the timeline. Even, Infinity stones which were a big deal in MCU Phase I to Phase III, do not affect him.
In the comics, Kang has a genius-level intellect with a talented military mind. Kang is a major threat to “incursion”, but it is still unknown if he is causing it or trying to prevent it.
Jonathan Majors will appear for the second time in the MCU to play a different role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But this will be the first on-screen appearance of Kang the Conqueror.