SDCC: Kevin Feige Explains How Kang and Thanos Are Different

Marvel Studios blew the roof off San Diego Comic-Con with some major reveals. Perhaps the biggest piece of news was the confirmation that Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror would be the franchise’s next big bad, with the freshly-dubbed Multiverse Saga culminating in two Avengers films, sub-titled The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars, in 2025. Speaking with Comic Book, studio boss Kevin Feige explained why he’s so excited to have Majors terrorize the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a time-hopping warlord for the next few years:

It comes down to the cast and with Jonathan Majors, who I think took over the Hall H stage, you know, in the three minutes he was up there. It’s amazing, and I said to him there’s nobody’s shoulders I’d rather be putting the multiverse saga on than his. It’s really impressive what Jonathan Majors is able to do and all the different incarnations, variants, if you will, of Kang that we will see him do. It’s really pretty cool.

Kevin Feige

Majors made his first MCU appearance as He Who Remains in last year’s Loki, playing a weirdly charming variant of Kang who held the original multiverse together. As referenced by Feige, that character’s death came with a warning that multiple variants, including the Conqeuror, would soon be on their way. Marvel Studios’ President continued to explain how this diversity in performance will set Majors’ Kang apart from the previous MCU big bad – Josh Brolin’s Thanos:

What I love is that he’s totally different from Thanos. That he is completely different. That it’s not just how about there’s a bigger purple guy with a helmet? That’s not what Kang is. Kang is a very different type of villain and the fact that he is many, many different characters is what’s most exciting and most differentiates him.

Kevin Feige

Kang will make his grand debut when Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, 2023.

Source: Comic Book

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