New MCU star Jonathan Majors talks about his upcoming villainous role as Kang the Conqueror and explains what drew him to the character.
Jonathan Majors explains what brought him to the… MCUsuper villain Kang the Conqueror. After the final of Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel Cinematic Universe entered a new era of possibilities. The MCU’s previous great villain, Thanos, impressed audiences with his sternness and intimidation. His defeat left a huge hole to be filled, but Marvel was already working on its next big saga. There were many theories about which new adventures would unfold and which new characters would make their debut. Finally, everything was revealed in the Disney+ series Loki introducing He Who Remains, a precursor to Kang the Conqueror.
He Who Remains was introduced in the Loki season 1 finale, played by Majors. Although he had already been announced for the role of Kang, his appearance in the series came as a surprise to many, as no one knew that he would make his debut then. Majors’ portrayal of the character was met with positive reviews and had viewers looking forward to his official role as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Revealing that the following avengers movie is subtitled The Kang Dynastyit’s clear that Majors has a lot more to do in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While speaking with Men’s health, Majors talks about his future role as Kang the Conqueror and what drew him to such an important character. While Majors may have some reservations about certain types of roles, there was an element of Kang that intrigued the actor. He says:
It was the character and dimensions of Kango [that drew him to the role]. And the potential it had. I thought I’d take a chance… I look at Kang and I go, okay, cool. It’s a certain IP where people expect this at a bare minimum… No one should put themselves or their family in a place where they’re in pain, but your own discomfort isn’t necessarily a bad thing. That’s growth. It’s not comfortable, but you’re here to save the world, aren’t you? Or take over the world.
How Kang Can Be Different From Thanos In Multiverse Saga
Since the MCU has only had one overarching major evil before, it’s inevitable that there will be comparisons between Thanos and Kang. At this point, it’s hard to say exactly how they’ll differ as audiences have yet to experience Majors’ performance. However, it is already clear that Kang’s motivations will not be the same as Thanos’s; while Thanos wanted to collect all the Infinity Stones and destroy half of all life, Kang’s plots will play a role in the larger multiverse. Although the brief appearance of He Who Remains on Loki, Kang’s impressive strength and formidable presence has already been teased. Kang may be scarier than Thanos.
Majors’ performance will also likely differ from how Josh Brolin portrayed Thanos, a feat that required a lot of CGI work and serious attitude. It is not yet clear how the MCU will put Majors in Kang’s shoes. Nevertheless, he has a history as a fully engaged actor, adding nuance to his prepared performances. Marvel Studios usually manages to cast actors who mainly work in indie movies and let them use their talents on big budget productions, creating a unique combination of performance and spectacle. Whatever Majors brings to Kang in the near future Ant Man 3it will definitely have an impact on the public.
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Source: Men’s health