'I Want to Be the Big Avengers Movie': How Jonathan Majors is Shaking Up Marvel as Kang the Conqueror
Jonathan Majors takes Marvel fans by storm as Kang the Conqueror in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania."
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"I Don't Want to Be the Palate Cleanser": The Rise of Jonathan Majors as Marvel's Next Big Thing
When fans tuned into ESPN's College Football Playoff National Championship, they got more than sweaty jocks and game-time jitters. Marvel Studios dropped a trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" that had everyone buzzing—mainly about Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
No More Small-Time Heroes
"Ant-Man" director Payton Reed makes his intentions crystal clear: "I don’t want to be the palate cleanser anymore. I want to be the big 'Avengers' movie." As reported by IndieWire, Reed aims to change the game by setting the story largely in the Quantum Realm, but more importantly, by introducing a villain as epic as Kang.
Time's Up: Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror"
I grew up a real Marvel comics nerd," Reed elaborated in the same IndieWire interview. "And Kang the Conqueror. In conversations with Kevin Feige and Marvel, it was like, I want to put Ant-Man and Wasp up against a really formidable villain in this movie, and so we're doing Kang the Conqueror." Majors, who will bring Kang to life, has already sent tremors through the fan base. In the comics, Kang's control over time makes him one of Marvel's most daunting foes.
The movie promises to be a pivotal chapter, setting the stage for the next big Marvel phase. According to the studio, "The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty" is slated for a 2025 release, further emphasizing the importance of Majors' character in the Marvel narrative.
The Next Big Marvel ChapterT
his three-quel isn't just a Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly show anymore. With Kang the Conqueror entering the scene, the Avengers have a new baddie to worry about. And given that Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," is set to direct the 2025 Avengers sequel, it's clear that Marvel is investing heavily in this new phase.
It's not just a "little palate cleanser" anymore; Jonathan Majors is about to turn the Marvel Cinematic Universe on its head. So mark your calendars for February 17, when "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" hits theaters. This might be the last "small" thing Marvel does for a while.
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