The Marvel Cinematic Universe spent its first ten years building Thanos, the main adversary of the Infinity Saga. With Thanos out of the way, Marvel Studios is backing Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror as someone even more terrifying than the Titan breaking the gauntlet. According to Jeff Loveness, the writer behind both Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania And Avengers: The Kang Dynasty—Kang was born out of a desire to create the scariest Marvel villain possible.
“From jumping Loki where he’s an unexpected, whimsical character, we just wanted to break expectations in this third film,” said Loveness Variety at the red carpet premiere of Quantumania. “I think everyone was expecting a funnier or crazier Ant-Man villain, so Peyton and I said, ‘No, let’s take Ant-Man against the most dangerous villain in the multiverse.'”
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He added, “Let’s do the opposite of what you saw in Loki and let’s make this the worst of the worst, and there’s a reason he’s here. Jonathan [Majors] it’s incredible. I don’t think I’ve seen a movie actor like him in quite some time. The man nailed every line and I’ve never had such a thrill writing for an actor like him.”
Majors first appeared as He Who Remains, a variation of the character, in the Loki Season one finale. He will debut as Kang in Quantumania before serving as the overarching villain of the MCU’s fifth narrative phase.
Here’s the description for it Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniawhich hits theaters on February 17.
In the movie, which officially kicks off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. , starring Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they possibly kept Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang.”
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