Bizarre Secret Wars Theory Replaces Jonathan Majors With Jet Li as Kang

This amusing MCU spoof theory envisions renowned martial artist and film actor Jet Li as a potential Kang variant in MCU Phase Six.

Bizarre Secret Wars Theory Replaces Jonathan Majors With Jet Li as Kang

SUMMARY

  • After the firing of Jonathan Majors by Marvel Studios, the question of what happens to MCU's Kang plagues fans' minds.
  • In light of these developments, fans of the franchise have suggested potential theories of what could happen to the character.
  • In a bizarre suggestion, renowned graphic designer BossLogic envisioned Jet Li as a Kang variant.
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A brilliantly bizarre Avengers 5 and Avengers: Secret Wars theory has graced social media in light of the recent developments surrounding Kang the Conqueror’s murky future in the MCU narrative.

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Marvel Studios only recently announced that Jonathan Majors was beck sacked. The actor being pronounced guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment appears to have cut short his superhero franchise tenure. In response, fans have scampered to offer their speculation on how the MCU plans to settle with this change.

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Jet Li in Secret Wars as... Kang the Conqueror?
Jet Li as… Kang the Conqueror?

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Some theories underscored full-fledged rewrites of the mega villain, a few proposed swapping the multiversal big bad with other equally terrifying Marvel antagonists, and most believe a recast to be a logical next step. However, one specific (and comically bizarre) suggestion, posted on Twitter, puts forth the idea of replacing Majors’ Kang with renowned Chinese-born Singaporean martial artist and actor Jet Li.

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Sounds crazy? Wait till you learn of the rib-tickling theory that supports this suggestion!

One Secret Wars Theory Suggests Jet Li As A Kang Variant

Kang the Conqueror was plotted to be the big bad in the upcoming Avengers 5 and Secret Wars!
Kang was plotted to be the big bad in Avengers 5 and Secret Wars!

If you’re an MCU fan, you may have come across fellow enthusiasts clamoring for other Hollywood celebrities to step into the shoes of Kang the Conqueror. Some names frequently thrown into the mix have been Will Smith, John David Washington, Aldis Hodge, Ray Fisher, Denzel Washington, etc. However, a new and unexpected name has seemingly entered the ring of potential contenders.

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And it’s none other than the one (no pun intended) and only Jet Li.

A lighthearted theory posted by renowned digital artist Kode Abdo, known commonly as BossLogic (via Twitter), suggested how the much-anticipated Kang storyline would make sense in Avengers 5 and Avengers: Secret Wars even if they opted for a recast without entirely writing out the premise. The tweet states the following:

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“One of the Kang variants that happens to look very different travels from universe to universe, killing each Kang that resides in each said universe, and every time he kills one, he becomes stronger, eventually becoming The One, Kang… And hypothetically, this Kang is played by Jet Li.”

Jet Li in The One (2001)
Jet Li in The One (2001)

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Sounds familiar? The celebrated graphic designer is jokingly alluding to Jet Li‘s 2001 film, The One, which also dealt with multiversal variants and interdimensional travel, for those who have yet to grasp the reference or can’t quite get their minds around the seemingly ridiculous notion.

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The artist then shared an artwork representing the poster concept of the spoof theory, with users in the replies expressing their amusement at the headline, which reads, “Avengers: The One Dynasty.”

Jet Li Starred In A Multiverse Adventure Of His Own

The One (2001)
The One (2001)

Before multiverses and interdimensional adventures became the mainstream grandiose rhetoric of superhero franchises, they were frequently explored in other Hollywood endeavors. Li’s 2001 sci-fi action film, helmed by James Wong, is one such illustrious example.

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In the storyline, which stars the acclaimed martial artist-film actor, rogue Multiverse agent Gabriel Yulaw travels to parallel universes to take down different variants of himself to become the superpowered mythical being known as “The One.”

The final variant, LASD officer Gabe Law, is the one set to put an end to this maddening crusade.

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In the film, Jet Li plays nine roles, which include the different alternates of the main character. Action hero Jason Statham, Delroy Lindo, Carla Gugino, etc., also co-starred on the premise.

The One failed to impress the critics of the time. Presently, it stands at a 13% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The audiences, however, seemed slightly more receptive, with the score sitting at 51%. On the commercial front, the Jet Li-led pursuit grossed $79.6 million worldwide against a budget of $49 million.

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Following is the artwork by BossLogic that envisions a fusion between MCU and The One:

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With the question of what happens to Kang plaguing the superhero franchise and sparking nail-biting curiosity, fans have resorted to theories, lighthearted assumptions, and jokes to envision different possibilities. Regardless of who headlines Avengers 5 and Secret Wars as the next big baddie, MCU enjoyers will remain occupied with their speculations in anticipation of an official announcement.

Avengers 5 is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2026. Meanwhile, Avengers: Secret Wars is slated to hit theatres on May 7, 2027.

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Debdipta Bhattacharya is a content writer at FandomWire, where she has written more than 500 articles on various topics of interest. She possesses a sincere passion for popular culture, anime, film production, and the evolving world of YouTube and streaming culture which has allowed her to be a devoted and well-informed writer. Debdipta holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. She has honed her skills and expertise in content writing with over two years of experience and strives to learn and grow daily.