The Marvel Cinematic Universe is shrouded in secrecy. It’s a lesson learned from the notoriously loose-lipped Marvel stars Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo, who accidentally ruined their movies in interviews and on social media. So it’s surprising that Marvel boss Kevin Feige almost let a major spoiler slip live during the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ Monday Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The official start of Phase 5 of the MCU and the next chapter of the Multiverse Saga, the Ant man threequel introduces the time master Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), a variant version of He Who Remains — the other Marvel character played by Majors in the first season finale of Loki.
In a live-streamed interview with Marvel. com on the Ant man red carpet, the spoiler-averse Marvel chief caught himself doing it before giving away a “major spoiler” while discussing Majors’ multiple roles Loki And Quantumania:
“We cast that role for both of them LokiHe who remains, and Quantumania,” Feige said about Majors. And of course he shot He Who Remains first, and then [Ant-Man]. But you can already see it, as viewers who saw him Lokisaw it in the trailer Quantumania, he is such a versatile actor, he is getting acclaim in numerous movies coming out around this time. And we’ve already…”
Then Feige realized he was about to reveal something and paused. “I almost gave you a big spoiler,” he said. “But we have a lot of plans for him in a great way.” Watch the moment at 0:55 below.
Feige’s comments strongly suggest that Majors has already filmed future scenes as Kang or some other multiversal variant, possibly in the coming Loki season 2. The second season ended filming in late 2022 and will premiere on Disney+ this summer.
The first season finale ended on a cliffhanger where – spoilers — Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) unknowingly unleashed the Multiverse, only for the unpruned Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to find himself in a timeline under the rule of Kang the Conqueror.
Majors will reprise his role as Kang in the two-part finale of the Multiverse Saga titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (in theaters May 2, 2025) and Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026). In Quantumaniathe self-proclaimed master of time is said to have the power to “rewrite existence and destroy timelines”, making him the most powerful villain in the infinite multiverse.
In a recent featurette released by Marvel, Feige said of the Multiverse Saga’s big flaw: “Kang the Conqueror is the new iconic villain in the MCU. Kang is an infinite number of different personas, and you need an actor to do that. Pull.” out. And that’s Jonathan Majors.”
With Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, William Jackson Harper, Katy O’Brian, David Dastmalchian, Bill Murray and Jonathan Majors, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters February 17 only.
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