Jonathan Majors is officially making his MCU debut as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. With his career being on the rise in the last couple of years, the role will certainly put him into the global spotlight especially since he is expected to play the character for the next few years.
However, back when the actor was being considered to join the franchise, he almost missed out on the opportunity as he revealed that he almost walked out of his first meeting with Marvel when he spoke recently with Vanity Fair.
"This was a long time ago. I had just gotten out of drama school and I’m running around town and I’m sitting in the office. I grew up in a very particular way and I don’t want to waste nobody’s time," he said.
Majors shared that when he came to their first meeting, he questioned whether he was supposed to be there and he decided to walk away after waiting for a significant amount of time. Fortunately, the casting director came just as he was exiting.
He continued, "So I got in there and they’re just busy. And I was like, 'I’m supposed to be here, right?' It got long and I went, 'I’m just going to go. It’s cool. I’ll just go.' And I got to the door, but then they said [casting director] Sarah Finn was going to come. We got in the room and we chatted. We were having this great conversation."
The Emmy-nominated actor ended up getting the role of Kang the Conqueror years later and he didn't feel any trepidation due to the arc that was planned for his character.
"I think it was three years later that we had the Kang chat. And there’s no trepidation now, especially because of who Kang is. When I said yes, we got the whole picture, and what is being laid out is cohesive," he added.
Based on the responses when the actor played He Who Remains in Loki and the reviews from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, it is certainly a relief that Majors didn't completely walk out from his first meeting with Marvel Studios as he now fully owns the role in the next few years.
It is certainly exciting to see what kind of plan do they already laid out for the character's future in the franchise and how Majors will handle it as he is going to be a significant player in the next few years.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now showing in theaters. You can check more details about it here.