Jonathan Majors confirms he has already started talks with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty director Destin Daniel Cretton about the MCU film.
As early as it seems, Kang actor Jonathan Majors confirms he’s started talking about Avengers: The Kang Dynasty with director Destin Daniel Cretton. debut in Loki as He Who Remains, Majors is poised to become the Avengers’ next great adversary. He follows Thanos from the Infinity Saga and understandably there is tremendous pressure to live up to the standards set by Josh Brolin as a Marvel Studios villain. Before he officially headlines his film, though, Majors will reprise the role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Marvel Studios recently shuffled their announced roster, a move that has included postponing a number of films, such as Sheet and Avengers: Secret Wars. Cretton’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty however, maintains its original 2025 release date. Plot details are still scarce about the film as the MCU continues to lay the groundwork for the next culminating event. However, the project sounds like it’s running smoothly behind the scenes with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Cretton as spearhead Avengers 5while Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness is writing the script.
While his focus was on playing Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaconfirms Majors to Variety (through Comic) that he has already started discussing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty with Cretton. It is uncertain whether the actor will appear in another project between the films, as there has been no announcement about his return in Loki season 2. Despite spending little time together, Majors has nothing but good things to say about the Avengers 5 director. Read the actor’s full quote below:
“Well, we’ve just had a few chats. We’ve been talking for a long time, and he’s an open mind, he’s an open heart, and he’s grounded. He and the work he’s doing is grounded, and I think that that’s the most important thing we’re dealing with myths, you know? What’s a Kang? What’s a movie? What’s an MCU movie, you know? What does that mean? What does that look like? Those are the questions that we’ I wonder, but that all works if it’s grounded and really, really hidden in the given circumstances of what’s going on between these people, and what we can lighten up for ourselves as a species.”
What Majors & Cretton’s Early Talks Mean for the Kang Dynasty
At least it makes sense that Majors and Cretton are already figuring out how Kang fits into the picture Avengers 5 story. As the main character, it’s safe to say that his story will be explored more deeply in the film. It’s also worth noting that the couple has not worked together before. The discussion could just be for them to get to know each other and based on Majors’ quote it seems like we clicked right away which is a good sign. It’s also worth noting that Marvel Studios has always welcomed input from all cast and crew. Involve majors in Avengers: The Kang DynastyDeveloping so early fits in with that collaborative mentality.
For context, the Russo Brothers, along with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, embarked on Avengers: Infinity War around Captain America: Civil War‘s release, the same time frame that Marvel Studios is now facing in regards to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Kevin Feige previously said that Avengers 5 and Avengers: Secret Wars will be bigger than their predecessors, so that requires more preparation because the movie can have a lot more characters than Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Maybe they even cut it too close. At this point, the filmmakers must already decide on the final story for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty so it’s ready to start production sometime next year.
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