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Jonathan Majors Initially Thought Joining Marvel Was 'Completely Bizarre'


There is little doubt that Jonathan Majors has already proven he is the right man to play Kang the Conqueror and his Variants, thanks to truly unique performances in the Loki season finale and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. However, the Lovecraft Country star has admitted that he wasn't so sure he'd be the right choice for the demanding role. Majors stated that he initially thought that being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be "completely bizarre."

Jonathan Majors recently spoke to GamesRadar where he shared his initial reaction to being offered a role in the MCU, which was one of bewilderment.

"Initially, I couldn't believe it," Majors said. "I come from the theatre, which, in some cultures, could seem anathema to the MCU stage, so it was completely bizarre to be approached."

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Luckily, it didn't take long for the Creed III star to change his mind.

"But I found out very quickly that it was a very thought-out choice on their part. And any trepidation I had about being able to actually do the work that I so desperately want to do and create the art that I so desperately want to create… I was really gonna be fostered within the MCU, and within this company of creatives," Majors said.

Although Kang the Conqueror was killed off in the final minutes of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the film also promised that it isn't the last time we'll see Jonathan Majors as he quickly reappeared as thousands of Kang Variants. With that in mind, we're looking forward to meeting Majors' other versions of Kang in the future.

Jonathan Majors is currently promoting Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, which is still screening in theaters. He also joins fellow MCU star Michael B. Jordan in Creed III, which premiered worldwide on March 3, 2023.

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