Kevin Feige Believe He Found His Robert Downey Jr in Marvel’s Multiverse Saga After Tom Hiddleston’s Hit MCU Show Loki

After losing Iron Man, Kevin Feige believed he found his Robert Downey Jr. in Jonathan Majors and attempted to launch his career.

Kevin Feige Believe He Found His Robert Downey Jr in Marvel's Multiverse Saga After Tom Hiddleston's Hit MCU Show Loki

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  • Kevin Feige believed he found Robert Downey Jr. in Marvel's Multiverse Saga after Jonathan Majors' appearance in Loki.
  • Previously star powers like Iron Man and Thanos were holding the Studio together, but after losing both characters Disney and Kevin Feige began focusing on Majors.
  • Things almost seemed terrible after Majors' arrest in March 2023.
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There’s no denying that Jonathan Majors successfully stole the show with his appearance in MCU. Taking on his villainous roles in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and even the television show Loki, Majors was considered a star in the making, by Disney.

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Kevin Feige

Even Kevin Feige believed that he had found his Robert Downey Jr in Marvel’s Multiverse Saga after Jonathan Majors appeared in Loki as He Who Remains. Keeping Majors as the central villain of the ongoing Multiverse Saga, his career seemed on an unstoppable rise, until he got tangled in a legal case. 

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Jonathan Majors Became a Star Power in The Multiverse Saga

Marvel Cinematic Universe has always tried focusing on its villains, which is why, after coming up with the ultimate nemesis Thanos, Marvel Studios turned towards Kang the Conqueror. Previously star powers like Iron Man and Thanos were holding the Studio together, but after losing both characters Disney and Kevin Feige began focusing on Majors. 

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Kevin Feige and Disney had plans for Jonathan Majors’ Kang

Believing that turning Jonathan Majors into one of its most important figures could latch on to his ascendent star power in the wake of losing Iron Man and Thanos, Disney made all attempts to market the character. Although it was confirmed that Kang was originally not intended to be an overarching villain of the Multiverse Saga, Feige felt only Majors could ease the situation. 

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror
Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror

According to MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios, Jonathan Majors was a star in the making and his MCU role cemented his career. It was mentioned in the book, 

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Disney flexed its marketing muscles for Kang’s cinematic debut, hoping to get as many eyes as possible on Majors’s performance and to hype two post-credits sequences promoting his central role in both TV (Loki) and film (everything else?). In the closing moments, thousands of versions of Kang crowded an arena: all of them wore the face of Jonathan Majors. Not since Robert Downey Jr had the studio placed so many chips on one actor.” 

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Kevin Feige’s Plans Went Under The Bus After Jonathan Majors’ Arrest 

This particular sequence in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, even made Kevin Feige believe that he had found his Robert Downey Jr in the multiverse saga. Thus later on, Jonathan Majors was said to appear as He Who Remains in Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki, and Feige had brilliant plans stored for the actor. 

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Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains in Loki

However, things almost seemed terrible after Majors’ arrest in March 2023. Arrested under the charges of assault, strangulation, and harassment, Jonathan Majors was dropped by his representation. Going through his trials, the actor almost appeared to lose the positive buzz that he created in the industry with his MCU appearance. 

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Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains in Loki season 1
Kevin Feige has brilliant plans for Majors

Nonetheless, despite all odds, Marvel seems to be sticking by Jonathan Majors. And he returned to the MCU in Loki season 2. He is now rumored to reprise his role in the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. And Kevin Feige is unwilling to drop his brilliant plan for Majors, especially as he believes that the actor can be the Robert Downey Jr of the multiverse saga. 

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