Jonathan Majors will be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe as supposedly the biggest villain the Avengers will ever face. The actor first debuted as He Who Remains, a variant of Kang, in Loki. Now he will be taking over the character of Kang the Conqueror in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The hype to see him fully explore the potential of the villain has only been growing.
His inspiration to take up a role in the MCU was the amazing actor that the franchise included. The talent that the massive series holds is one to admire as much as possible. Majors sees that as well and was thrilled to learn that he would have a chance to be a part of that as well. Not only that, but to become the biggest villain the franchise has seen till now.
Jonathan Majors’ Kang Will Be The Biggest Supervillain Yet
In a recent interview, Jonathan Majors revealed how he perfected Kang and what he drew inspiration from to make the character as iconic as he has become already. He elaborated on how it was real-world conquerors who were best to take inspiration from because Kang is far from a grey character.
“He’s a part of an already established universe. Those are inspirations and then counterpoints, which is also important in creating a character is to figure out how they counter people. ‘You’re smart, but watch how smart I am’. So you can look at Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man and say okay, if that’s the superhero of superhero, etcetera, and I’m to be the supervillain of supervillains. How do I counteract that in the zeitgeist. I can write a book about it at this point, but I’ll close there.”
Kang often gets compared to Thanos in the new phases of the MCU. However, he is far from it. The character has completely different goals. While Thanos wanted to bring balance and order to the universe, Kang wants to take over, or rather conquer the multiverse. Jonathan Majors compared his character to that of Iron Man but in a highly different way.
Iron Man was the epitome of a hero. He was the symbol and the most iconic hero that Robert Downey Jr. brought to life. Kang on the other hand is the epitome of a villain. He only desires to take over universes and his ambition is his fuel.
Jonathan Majors’s Kang Will Direct A New Era For The MCU
Kang the Conqueror is set to drive an entirely new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Avengers having to learn how to function as a team with all the new members and still somehow focusing on defeating a foe much more powerful than anything they have ever faced before.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will mark the start of Phase 5 for the franchise and the movie will become the base for what is to come up until the events of Avengers: Secret Wars and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Each new character that has been introduced will learn to become part of the team and understand that the stakes are much higher than what they are used to.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be available to watch in theatres from 17th February 2023.