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Ant-Man 3’s Kang Is Coming for the MCU’s ‘Way of Life’

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Jonathan Majors and MCU boss Kevin Feige discuss Kang’s importance and the danger he poses to the MCU.


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Jonathan Majors teased that Kang is drastically different from any prior Marvel Cinematic Universe villain.


In an interview with Empire, Majors talked about his take on Kang the Conquerer, who is being set up as a major figure for the future of the MCU. The actor sated that he and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director Peyton Reed looked to Alexander the Great as a reference point when crafting the character. “Kang adds tonal diversity, real conflict and real friction,” Majors said. “You’re being introduced to a new vibration in the MCU. There’s conflict – not just mano-a-mano, not just hero and villain, but ‘your way of life’ and ‘my way of life’. I’m coming for it. We’re in battle here.”

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Also speaking with Empire, Marvel Studios President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige claimed that Kang is such an interesting and unique villain because they are now dealing with the Multiverse. He stated that Kang is very complex because, on top of going against MCU heroes like Ant-Man, he is also waging war on variants of himself. “Kang allowed us to do a new kind of Big Bad. He’s a different type of villain, warring amongst themselves as much as he’s warring with our heroes,” Feige said. Kang’s many battles, in the upcoming Ant-Man movie and beyond, will lead to the next Avengers film in 2025, aptly titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.


Thanos Inspired Jonathan Majors’ Kang Performance

As Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania pushes the MCU into Phase 5 and closer to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, Majors revealed he looked to the villain of the last two Avengers films, Thanos, for inspiration. “What Josh Brolin did so beautifully with Thanos was that he tried to make him as three-dimensional as possible to make it very clear, you know, and he really believed in it,” Majors said. “I think with Kang, my objective with every role I play is to make them as universal and as human as possible.” The actor stated that he would be lucky if his character makes MCU fans “oscillate between cheering and booing.”

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania producer Stephen Broussard’s prior statements discussing the film’s importance back up Majors’ claim that Kang is coming for the MCU’s “way of life.” Broussard mentioned that the previous two Ant-Man films acted as “palate cleansers” for the MCU, but the creative team wanted to do something different with Quantumania. “[We felt] if we’re getting a chance at part three, we want the film to be big and feel central to the future of the MCU,” he said.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives in theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.

Source: Empire

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