Jonathan Majors “blessed” with the opportunity to play Marvel supervillain Kang
Jonathan Majors says he’s “blessed to have the opportunity” to play Marvel supervillain Kang The Conqueror in the upcoming Ant-Man movie.
The actor said fans’ “belief” in the character, who first appeared in the first season of Marvel spin-off Loki, is “encouraging.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third installment in the franchise, is the first film in Marvel’s fifth phase and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Fans flocked to Los Angeles for the film’s premiere on Tuesday, chanting “Kang, Kang, Kang” in anticipation of Major’s MCU debut on the big screen.
“There’s a lot of trust from these people who haven’t seen the movie,” the actor told Marvel on the red carpet.
“It’s very encouraging and I’m very happy to be here.”
When asked what drew him to the character, he continued, “I firmly believe that we contain multitudes, that man, homosapien, is probably the greatest invention that will ever exist.
“There’s no AI, there’s nothing that can surpass us, and with Kang there’s this idea of variance, this idea of living multiple lives, and there’s a lot of dream fulfillment in that.
“There’s a lot of imagination, heart and experience that goes into it, and to do that with these people with these facilities – that’s pretty greedy of me.
“I am very blessed to have this opportunity.”
In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne (Rudd and Lilly) return to continue their adventures as the title characters.
The family explores the quantum realm with Hope’s parents, Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym (Pfeiffer and Douglas), and Scott’s daughter, Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton).
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Rudd said it was “exciting” to reprise the role and that the production was “bigger” than previous Ant-Man films.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige said Quantumania was “heartfelt and relatable,” while also kicking off phase five “in a colossal way.”
“It’s amazing because it’s sort of the conclusion of a trilogy with this amazing family with Scott Lang and Cassie,” Feige told Marvel on the red carpet.
“It’s funny and heartfelt and relatable, but at the same time phase five kicks off and introduces Kang and Jonathan Majors in a colossal way.
“And that’s what I’m most looking forward to seeing the audience tonight.”
– Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania is scheduled for release on February 17, 2023.
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