Jonathan Majors Goes from Lovecraft Country to Ant-Man 3
Deadline is reporting that Jonathan Majors has been tapped for a lead role in the third Ant-Man film. While the exact role is unknown, the rumor is he’ll play Kang the Conqueror, the next major villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline also hints that there “could be a twist” with how the character is featured in the franchise.
Peyton Reed who directed the first two Ant-Man films will return to direct the third and Jeff Loveness is penning the script.
Majors is currently starring in Lovecraft Country on HBO and was recently seen in Da 5 Bloods from Spike Lee.
Kang the Conqueror debuted in Fantastic Four #19 in 1963 as Rama-Tut and The Avengers #8 in 1964 as Kang. The character is a time-traveling despot with a rather complicated history where he has played both hero and villain and even battled himself. Depending on how the character is depicted, it would point to the introduction of other classic characters soon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kang was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He has appeared outside of comics in numerous Marvel animated shows and multiple video games.
Though mainly known as a villain of the Avengers, Kang has also clashed with the Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Young Avengers, and X-Men.