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“I don’t want to waste nobody’s time”: Jonathan Majors Nearly Dropped Out to Play Kang the Conqueror After Being Disrespected at Marvel Studios, Joined Back to Become MCU’s ‘Highest Rated Villain’ to Leave Behind Thanos

“I don’t want to waste nobody’s time”: Jonathan Majors Nearly Dropped Out to Play Kang the Conqueror After Being Disrespected at Marvel Studios, Joined Back to Become MCU’s ‘Highest Rated Villain’ to Leave Behind Thanos

Jonathan Majors has been in the news ever since he signed with Marvels to portray the character of Kang the Conqueror in the MCU. Majors’ character will make his proper debut in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which will soon hit the theaters. It was a major responsibility of the makers to introduce a new major antagonist in the story which can overtake the impact left by Thanos.

It appears as if the makers have already succeeded as Majors’ Kang is receiving overwhelming support from fans. Jonathan Majors rose to prominence by starring in the 2019 film, The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige too noticed the actor in that film. But Majors recently made a shocking revelation about his Marvel debut.

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Jonathan Majors
Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors On Dropping The Role Of Kang

The Lovecraft Country star recently spoke about the time when he nearly walked out of his meeting with Marvel generals to discuss his role. Majors said that while growing he always inculcated punctuality and the importance of time. Majors left the meeting room as his meeting with the makers got delayed. Majors’ shared instance reflected that he could have ended his Marvel career before it even began.

“I hope this doesn’t bite me in the ass, but I walked out of my Marvel general [meeting]. This was a long time ago. I had just gotten out of drama school and I’m running around town and I’m sitting in the office. I grew up in a very particular way and I don’t want to waste nobody’s time. So I got in there and they’re just busy. And I was like, ‘I’m supposed to be here, right?’ It got long and I went, ‘I’m just going to go. It’s cool. I’ll just go’.”

But thankfully, the casting director made it just in time to stop Majors before he left the building. The partnership between the makers and Majors never looked back since and the result of their past cooperation is currently being loved by fans in present.

“I got to the door, but then they said [casting director] Sarah Finn was going to come. We got in the room and we chatted. We were having this great conversation. I think it was three years later that we had the Kang chat. And there’s no trepidation now, especially because of who Kang is. When I said yes, we got the whole picture, and what is being laid out is cohesive.”

Also Read: Kevin Feige Teases Return of Loki’s ‘He Who Remains’ – Hints Warrior Kang Will Fight His Variant in Secret Wars

Kevin Feige on Jonathan Majors as Kang
Kevin Feige on Jonathan Majors as Kang

Kevin Feige On Jonathan Majors

Kevin Feige is currently leading the Marvel studios by producing some of the best films in the superhero genre. Feige shared his reason for casting Jonathan Majors as Kang and made it clear to the audience that he was cast to appear in Loki season 1 as well as in the upcoming Ant-Man movie. Majors played the alternate version of Kang in season 1 of Loki where he became He Who Remains. Feige added that Majors didn’t disappoint the expectations of the makers. 

“I mean, The Last Black Man in San Francisco was a huge reason we cast him. [Quantumania director] Peyton Reed was a proponent of Jonathan’s from the very start. We knew we were casting him for at least Loki season 1 and Quantumania at the same time. Working with both the Loki team and Peyton and the Quantumania team, we thought Jonathan would be incredible for their different incarnations of those characters. And spoiler: He was.”

Also Read: “Nothing in Yale was gonna guarantee access”: Jonathan Majors Was Unsure About Making it Big in Hollywood Before Ant-Man 3, Claims Ivy League Degree Not Enough for Black Artists

Jonathan Majors as Kang
Jonathan Majors as Kang

It looks like the timing of the makers and Majors just matched by brink to get Majors cast as Kang. Majors’ Marvel character is getting an enormous amount of love and support from fans who are eagerly waiting to see him in the upcoming movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will release on February 17, 2023. 

Source: Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly

Written by Vivek Kumar

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