Reported by Deadline earlier today was the news that Jonathan Majors would be playing the role of Kang The Conqueror in the third Ant-man film. Majors is currently starring in the HBO series Lovecraft Country as Atticus Freeman and has starred in other great works such as Da 5 Bloods and critically acclaimed indie film The Last Black Man In San Francisco.
Kang The Conqueror is actually the perfect direction for the MCU to go in regards to villains as his whole origin revolves around time travel which is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the MCU and he’s sure to be a very interesting addition to the MCU. First appearing in comics in 1964 Kang The Conqueror or Nathaniel Richards is a time traveling super villain who is traditionally an Avengers villain. There have been many versions of Kang in the comics with a few of them even being heroes rather than villains such as Iron Lad, Immortus and Rama-Tut but there is no telling yet which version Jonathan Majors will be depicting.
In my opinion I believe they are bringing Kang in now to help introduce The Young Avengers which included one of Kangs alter egos Iron Lad, some also think that Kang may be a distant relative of Reed Richards which could possibly bring the Fantastic Four into the fold somehow.
Regardless of which direction Marvel is planning to go with the character I think they did a great job with casting here and can’t wait to see how it all turns out…Kang is an underrated villain in my opinion and I’m glad to see him getting the focus he deserves.
What are your thoughts?
Are you excited to see Kang The Conqueror on the big screen or do you think they could have used a better villain?
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