Jonathan Majors clarifies how he was given a role as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania without trying out for the role.
Jonathan Majors as of late clarified how he handled the job of Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania without trying out. “The Marvel team has their ways. It’s very much like getting a role in drama school,” Majors told Collider. “They’re just watching. You don’t audition for roles. You get into drama school, then the dean will watch what you’re doing. If they wanted you, you get tapped. That’s kind of what happened.”
While Majors booked the role of Kang the Conqueror for the impending third Ant-Man film, he really made his introduction as He Who Remains – a variation of Kang – in the Season 1 finale of Marvel Studios’ Loki on Disney+. Following the scene’s debut, the series’ head essayist Michael Waldron confirmed that having a Kang variation be the miscreant was consistently the arrangement.
In particular, Waldron clarified, “As our story met up, and as we understood this isn’t only a time travel story, this is a multiverse story, and as we truly worked out the thing would have been the folklore of the person pulling all the strings, in a manner of speaking, it just seemed well and good. Who is more hazardous, who might you need to contain the variations of, more than Kang the Conqueror?”
Loki chief Kate Herron likewise uncovered after Majors’ introduction as He Who Remains that the Lovecraft Country entertainer was the ideal individual to assume the part, clarifying, “He’s simply an entertainer that we as a whole loved…We sent him the craft of the relative multitude of characters and it was truly fun [because] he was sending us these various voices he could accomplish for each character, which was extraordinary.”
With respect to his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Majors likewise as of late prodded that there are a few other Kang variations standing ready. “I think with He Who Remains, the goal for me was to give me the biggest material potential,” Majors said on a new scene of Marvel Studios: Assembled. “And afterward from that, as Kang backs his head and carry out his things, in such countless ways, he must choose the option to be in resistance or to be not the same as He Who Remains. That was what gotten me and maneuvered me into the job. The way that Kang lives in such countless cycles. As He Who Remains says, ‘Rebirth, child.'”
Majors will return as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is being directed by Peyton Reed and will release in theaters Feb. 17, 2023.