Kang actor Jonathan Majors, who has made a big splash with his performance in HBO’s hit series Lovecraft Country, is setting his sights on his next role as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This upcoming role will be as one of the lead roles in the next installment of the Ant-Man movie series starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily.
The entertainment website, Deadline reported this news of Majors forthcoming involvement. While details were still sketchy and no public comment from the studio amid the news, it is rumored that he will be stepping into the role as the super-villain Kang the Conqueror. Majors, who received praise for his 2019 film The Last Black Man In San Francisco, at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, marked Majors’ first leading role, for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and a Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.
Majors also starred in Spike Lee’s epic war drama Da 5 Bloods, as one of the sons of the Army unit that ventures back to Vietnam in their search for their gold fortune and fallen squad leader and then followed that up with Lovecraft Country (premiering in August) was created by Misha Greene and produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams and broke digital records for the network.
Kang The Conquer first appeared in The Avengers #8 (Sept. 1964) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Before taking on the persona of Kang, Nathaniel Richards, a 31st-century scholar and possible descendant of Reed Richards, became fascinated with history and discovers time travel technology created by Victor von Doom. Kang has battled with everyone from Thor to Spider-Man to the entire Avengers team, which makes him a great addition to the cinematic Universe.
No other specifics concerning Majors’ upcoming role or the release of the next Ant-Man installment was given at this time.
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