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‘When he steps on screen, you know that Kang is there’: MCU Star Jonathan Majors Looks Ultra Ripped, Gives Chris Hemsworth Serious Competition in New Photos

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The God of Thunder, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth is known to have the best physique in all of the MCU. However, the title might just be stripped away from him after photos of Jonathan Majors looking exceptionally fit were shared on the Internet.

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Jonathan Majors poses for Men’s Health

The Men’s Health magazine recently revealed the look of their November issue, whose cover is scorched by Kang the Conqueror actor, Jonathan Majors. He is seen beside the pool in a red bathing suit for the lead image of the November issue.

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Jonathan Majors on Transforming his Body

Kang the Conqueror was seen in the finale of Loki (2021).
Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror

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Jonathan Mayors told Men’s Health all about the training that got his body in shape for his role as Damian Anderson for Creed III. His training included getting up at an early 4 a.m. to go for a run and saying goodbye to carbs, which he admits he hadn’t had in months. Majors talks about the services of Jamie Sawyer who got him ready for not only Creed III but also for playing Kang in the upcoming Ant-Man movie and a bodybuilder in the drama, Magazine Dreams.  

Brian Gay, producer of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, also complimented Majors’ acting and promised that his interpretation of Kang is going to be an “incredible presence,” saying that people know Kang is there when the actor steps on stage.

When talking about the motivation behind training so hard for Creed III, the method actor said that his character’s body was a result of the loss he had faced.

There are certain reasons you build your body. Dame’s body was built from loss. He had lost something, and that hole is what made him work the way he worked. When you see Dame’s body, you go, ‘oh, that makes sense.’ You don’t look like that and be happy with life.”

Reportedly, Jonathan Majors slimmed down his body fat percentage to a mere 5%. However, for the actor, getting into character is not only about pushing through discomfort, but also keeping the right mindset.

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Jonathan Majors’ Approach towards Training

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Jonathan Majors returns as Kang

The Loki villain does not shy away from committing several months to extreme cardio, strength training, and mental conditioning to become who he needs to be for his roles. 

“If I’m going to bench-press 250 in a film, I need to be able to bench-press 275 a few times, or 305 a few times.”

The actor does not believe in working out with fake weights, even while filming a scene. Handing him Styrofoam weights will only get you baffled looks from Majors. Whether he is acting as a rough-edged boxer or an asocial bodybuilder, fake weights are out of the question for him. 

“I will do this all day. We are not putting fake weights on. I haven’t been training for the past three months to get here and use Styrofoam. Put these f*cking weights on so we can lift it, so you can shoot it, so I can tell the story. Respectfully, anything less is ‘like putting fake tears in your eyes, or putting fake sweat on you. This is it. This is it! Let’s go.”

Jonathan Major’s attitude towards his training, as well as his acting, goes on to speak volumes about the discipline he possesses. While his physique could very well be motivation for most, for him it is something he will use to tell the stories of his characters, in a new way.

Creed III will release in theatres on March 3, 2023.

Source: Men’s Health

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.