Marvel Won’t Abandon Jonathan Majors Amid Mads Mikkelsen’s Doctor Doom Taking Over Secret Wars Rumor? New Report Leaves the Field Wide Open

Marvel may reconsider giving Jonathan Majors another chance to reprise Kang the conqueror in future films, according to rumors.

Marvel Won't Abandon Jonathan Majors Amid Mads Mikkelsen's Doctor Doom Taking Over Secret Wars Rumor? New Report Leaves the Field Wide Open

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  • With Jonathan Majors currently facing a trial for domestic violence and assault, MCU’s plans to develop Kang through the phases are now in doubt.
  • Marvel is still willing to give a long rope to Jonathan Majors and the Kang saga, despite the troubles that the actor is facing now.
  • Marvel fans and netizens have shared their opinions on social media about what they felt was the best path the studio should take.
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Despite the lukewarm responses for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror salvaged the reputation of Marvel a little bit with his impressive villainous turn. Soon after though, the franchise hit a roadblock, with Majors being accused of violence, assault, and aggravated harassment against an alleged girlfriend.

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Jonathan Majors as Kang in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

While the Marvel actor is still embroiled in an ongoing trial, his gig with the MCU was expectedly under threat, with the studio looking to replace him for their future projects including Avengers: Secret Wars, while also allegedly giving Mads Mikkelsen who has reportedly been approached to play Dr Doom, more prominence. On the other side of the coin though, it is rumored that Marvel could, in fact, stand by Jonathan Majors to take Kang forward in the franchise.

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Will Marvel Back Jonathan Majors And The Kang Storyline?

Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror, who first made an appearance in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, was the only bright spark in what was considered an average MCU film, judging by box office collections and audience reactions. The film laid the foundation for Majors to take his character forward in the future narratives in the MCU including Avengers: Secret Wars, where Kang would feature as the prominent antagonist.

Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen who played Kaecilius in Dr Strange, is reportedly in discussion with Marvel to play Dr Doom

Unfortunately, with the Creed 3 star currently facing a trial for domestic violence and assault, MCU’s plans to develop Kang through the phases are now in doubt. While there are unconfirmed reports that the franchise is looking to replace Majors, there are also speculations that the Kang storyline could be dropped to provide a significant platform for Marvel’s Dr Doom to take over as the antagonist.

According to reports coming in, Marvel has approached Danish star Mads Mikkelsen to play the role of Dr Doom for the future MCU movies. There are also speculations that the character might make an appearance in The Fantastic Four. Conversely, rumors have it that Marvel is still willing to give a long rope to Jonathan Majors and the Kang saga, despite the troubles that the actor is facing now. With no definite confirmation about any of these factors as yet, it remains to be seen how the fate of Kang pans out.

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Netizens React To Rumors Of Jonathan Majors’ Kang Storyline

With the unexpected arrest and ongoing trial of Jonathan Majors for assault and violence, Marvel’s plans to develop his character Kang, have been thrown out of whack. On one hand, reports indicate that the franchise will continue to support Majors through this period and keep the Kang storyline intact. Alternatively, there are speculations that the actor will be replaced.

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It is still unclear of Marvel will continue with Jonathan Majors as Kang or if they will recast the character.

Marvel fans and other netizens took to social media to express their opinion about what they felt was the best path the studio should take. While many felt the storyline warranted a continuation with Majors, others believed that the character must be recast. Another section of viewers concluded that Marvel must do whatever needs to be done to ensure that the Kang narrative moves forward.

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With or without Jonathan Majors, fans’ reactions suggest that the Kang storyline is an important cog in the MCU wheel, and must be continued and culminated in proper fashion. The ball is now completely in Marvel’s court regarding the decision they will make.

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Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.