For the past several months, there have been questions regarding Jonathan Majors' future in the MCU as the Multiverse Saga villain Kang the Conqueror in the midst of his ongoing legal issues.
It is evident at this point that Marvel Studios has a lot of plans for the character, but that seems to be in jeopardy now and it is unclear whether they will recast the role or revise their plans with a new big baddie instead.
A recent report has claimed that the studio is considering abandoning Majors as the current saga's main bad guy and potentially pivoting to other villains instead with Doctor Doom being the top choice to replace him.
Now, it looks like that plan might be in motion based on a recent scoop that suggested a massive change in the MCU moving forward.
Marvel is Abandoning Kang's Storyline According to New Report
According to MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios co-author Joanna Robinson on the House of R podcast (via CBR), Jeff Loveness is no longer writing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty as Marvel Studios intends to move away from the Kang storyline.
"I heard from someone recently... the screenwriter Jeff Loveness, who wrote Quantumania, was supposed to write The Kang Dynasty... anyway, it's confirmed. I had it confirmed to me he's no longer working for Marvel," she said.
"I asked the person why, and they said the reason why is he was all wrapped up in this Kang storyline and they are likely going to be moving away from that."
While Marvel Studios has not confirmed the reports that they are abandoning the Kang storyline as its main focus, this is yet again evidence that it might be true and they might minimize his involvement in future projects.
It also sounds like they were really affected by the reception of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which is why they don't want to go deep into the character although the second season of Loki has also proved that he is a compelling villain.
However, considering how far the Multiverse Saga is now, it might be a tough challenge for them to completely abandon the Kang storyline and it would pose a story/continuity problem if they go hard on veering away from it.
For now, let's wait and see how it will all unfold in the coming years since it is still unclear at the moment and Marvel Studios has a lot to figure out for their future considering the current state of the franchise at the moment.