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“I don’t think he’s going to appear in every film”: MCU Exec on Jonathan Majors’ Future as Kang Amid His Arrest After Allegedly Assaulting His Girlfriend

"I don’t think he’s going to appear in every film": MCU Exec on Jonathan Majors' Future as Kang Amid His Arrest After Allegedly Assaulting His Girlfriend

Marvel Studios kicked off Phase 5 of their ambitious 6-phase MCU saga with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The movie did not fare as expected with mediocre responses pouring in from fans and critics. Despite its poor showing, the film introduced the world to a chilling Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror played by Jonathan Majors. The character who first appeared briefly in Phase 4 in the finale of Loki Season 1, is touted to be a more powerful antagonist than Thanos and is reported to feature prominently in the next few films of the Multiverse Saga. While the groundwork has been sufficiently laid for Kang to unleash his fury, Marvel Studios is still keeping his involvement in the franchise close to its chest. Many of these decisions may also be affected by the recent developments of Majors’ arrest over the weekend.

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Marvel star Jonathan Majors

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How Will Marvel Studios Use Kang in Phase 5?

In early March, before the news of Jonathan Majors’ arrest, Marvel Studios’ VP of Production & Development Stephen Broussard discussed the various possibilities of Kang the Conqueror’s role in the Multiverse Saga. Addressing rumors about the supervillain’s presence and the need to balance his character, Broussard said,

Now, when Kevin announced ‘Kang Dynasty,’ it feels like you gotta have Kang in everything. So obviously, he probably won’t be, but how do you balance setting up a Kang finale of sorts and not have him in every single project leading into it?”

Kevin Feige
Marvel Head Kevin Feige and VP of Production and Development Stephen Broussard

Broussard also spoke about the ability of Kang to interact with different variants of himself and expressed his excitement on witnessing Jonathan Majors playing each of these variants in innovative ways. With a sneak peek of multiple Kangs already having impressed the audience in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it will be interesting to see how Jonathan Majors will play the variants in the next phase of the MCU.

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Jonathan Majors’ Arrest May Pose a Problem for the MCU

Marvel’s carefully laid plans for Kang the Conqueror may have hit a roadblock with news of Jonathan Majors’ arrest. The Creed 3 star was taken into custody over the weekend on charges of assault and strangulation after a complaint registered by his alleged girlfriend. The woman reported that Majors turned violent in the car as the couple was returning from a bar in New York City. The Marvel star was later released and a statement was made by his representative team which read,

“He has done nothing wrong. We look forward to clearing his name and clearing this up.”

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror

This allegation has now thrown a spanner into the works for Marvel Studios. With Phase 5 of the MCU already in motion and Kang’s role being sketched out carefully, it remains to be seen if Jonathan Majors’ arrest record will be detrimental to the star’s involvement in the MCU.

Also Read: Woman Accusing Marvel Star Jonathan Majors of Assault Gave 2 Written Statements Recanting All Allegations, Says His Lawyer

Source: The Direct


Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.