Kang the Conqueror will soon arrive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Jonathan Majors first appeared as his Variant He Who Remains in Loki, but our true first introduction to the character won’t be until next year. He is teased as the big bad of this Multiverse Saga, especially with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but it seems that we’ll see just how vicious he can be in the Ant-Man and the Wasp sequel.
Majors revealed in an interview with Variety that he added ten pounds of muscle to prepare for the role. While he’s also been busy preparing for this time in the upcoming Creed sequel, it seems the main inspiration was that he can explore different Variants of Kang throughout his Marvel cinematic Universe tenure.
It was the character and dimensions of Kang [that drew me to the role]. And the potential that it had. I thought, ‘I’ll take a chance on thatJonathan Majors
According to his coach Jamie Sawyer, we may also get a very combat-focused take on the character in Quanumania; one of the reasons he also added the muscle is to ensure that he was fittingly reflecting his role.
He is the warrior version of Kang, so there was a focus on what that warrior would look like who’s been around through the ages and has developed every type of combat skill. It was about making him look like an imposing figure.Jamie Sawyer
Even Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige teased that the actor has a presence when he enters the room, which adds to his position as the new big bad for the franchise moving forward. We’ll see what they may have planned for the character and what other versions we might see