Deadpool Killing Kang To Get Rid Of Jonathan Majors?

By Christopher Isaac | Published

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After Jonathan Majors’ recent legal troubles came to a head, it lost him a lot of work and lost Marvel the actor playing their recurring villain, Kang the Conqueror. But could Deadpool be the solution to this whole mess?

Jonathan Majors Firing

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The Jonathan Majors ouster has left the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a bit of an awkward bind as to how to now sidestep their original plans for a character that can no longer really be used.

But some fans are saying that the solution could be to let an incoming newcomer to the MCU handle it: the now Marvel Studios-owned version of Deadpool. Is he here to be the hero Marvel needs?

Kang Was Supposed To Be The Big Bad

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Jonathan Majors was essentially shown the door by most of Hollywood after he was found guilty of misdemeanor third-degree assault and one count of second-degree harassment against his former romantic partner.

Immediately following the verdict, Marvel Studios publicly denounced him and stated they were severing ties with him.

This left a conundrum what to do with Kang, who was poised to be the next Thanos-esque villain for the MCU. But now Kang could just as easily wind up as the punchline for a joke in the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine.

Deadpool Entering Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Fans are speculating this because Deadpool now needs a way to officially enter into the MCU now that the studio owns the rights to his character.

Based on the trailer that has been released, it appears this will be managed by Deadpool being abducted by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) for messing with timelines in Deadpool 2.

It appears the TVA will have Deadpool in the time wasteland that we saw in the Loki TV series. But as seen in the show, this location also has a connection to Kang. So many are speculating that Marvel is going to use this location to kill two birds with one stone.

Deadpool Killing Kang?

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If Deadpool does kill Kang, it seems highly unlikely it would even be a major plot point in the movie. After all, Marvel seems to just want to quietly move on from Kang and any association with Jonathan Majors.

But the Deadpool movies also enjoy poking fun at inconsistencies in the franchise, so Wade Wilson’s fourth wall-breaking character is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the awkwardness of the Kang situation. It could be as simple as Deadpool coming across Kang, easily dispatching him, and making some quip about how “nobody wants to see a movie about that guy.”

In Line With Deadpool Stories

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It would be in keeping with how Deadpool was used in prior movies, such as acknowledging both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy have played Professor X and how confusing it is.

It would take the clunky, unfortunate situation surrounding Kang and break the tension around it by explaining the villain away with a quick laugh.

Marvel Ignoring Kang Going Forward?

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Of course, it is completely possibly Marvel might just do their best to ignore Kang altogether at this juncture, but then he could linger on as a plot point fans would continually ask about. Nipping the problem in the bud now via a quick death from Deadpool or Wolverine could be the best way to close that conversation for good.

Deadpool & Wolverine is currently scheduled for release in America on July 26, 2024.