At the tail end of Loki, the curtain was thrown back and audiences were introduced to He Who Remains. Played by Jonathan Majors, he’s a variant of the threat that has yet to come, Kang the Conquerer. The character is set to make his Marvel Cinematic debut in the upcoming sequel to Ant-Man and The Wasp as the main threat, and will seemingly return in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, but lets not get ahead of ourselves there.
Those lucky enough to be in attendance at Marvel Studios Hall H panel were able to catch a first look at Majors in action and Variety was able to chat with the actor and ask him how he felt to be playing the next big bad in the MCU.
It was surreal, it was so surreal actually that as we were, as I was backstage watching the clip, I was listening to the voice and the words and I went “I know that, but where is that coming” and then I went “Oh thats him! thats him, thats Kang” you know thats how surreal its been, and then I was just over there when my friend and publicist showed me the Kang Dynasty beat and that was wild, so im still, I apologize because im just so afloaty.”Jonathan Majors
Just before the panel we were given an early look at Kang via artwork by Andy Park with the first poster for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania showing us Scott, Hope, and Cassie in a quantum realm-esque habitat with the conquerer himself looming over the trio.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is set to hit theaters on February 17th, 2023