Jonathan Majors Hates Something Very Specific About Marvel
Jonathan Majors is set to be the next big threat for the Avengers when he suits up as the notorious Marvel villain, Kang the Conqueror. But the actor behind the supervillain says there is a downside to being part of the franchise. Speaking to CinePop, he said the nervous feeling right before the launch of a teaser or trailer is the worst part of doing these films.
“The worst thing would be the moment right before the film comes out, or right before a clip” Jonathan Majors explained about working with Marvel. “There’s a nervous feeling that you can get that’s like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ I don’t mind it. But that’s probably the most unpleasant thing about doing one of these superhero movies,” he said.
Jonathan Majors’ nerves regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe might not seem like a big deal. But it does indicate how much the actor cares about his work. Since he’s about to portray the biggest antagonist since Thanos, it’s only natural that he would feel some pressure. That’s especially since fans of the superhero genre tend to be a little harsh when critiquing a new arrival to the franchise.
Jonathan Majors made his Marvel debut as Kang the Conqueror in the first season of the Disney+ series, Loki. The actor played the villain with the moniker “He Who Remains.” The character will be re-introduced in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which hits theaters on February 17, 2023. But it won’t be the same version of the supervillain.
At San Diego Comic-Con, the 33-year-old said there are multiple Kangs and the one from Ant-Man is different from the series. Much like Thanos, Jonathan Majors’ role in Quantumania will probably lead to more appearances across the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige also praised the actor in an interview with ComicBook shortly after Comic Con. “There are nobody’s shoulders I’d rather be putting the Multiverse Saga on than his,” the executive said.
Feige added that Jonathan Majors is an impressive actor who can portray every incarnation of Kang in the Marvel multiverse. He also explained that Kang is different from Thanos and will add something special to the entire saga. Described as a time-traveling, multiversal adversary, the supervillain is trapped in the Quantum Realm and is an alternate-timeline variant of He Who Remains.
Speaking to Games Radar, Jonathan Majors said he changed his psychology to portray Kang differently from the Marvel series version of He Who Remains. This was mostly due to the different characters surrounding him in Quantumania, and transitioning from a series to a film. He was attracted to the “character and dimensions” of the bad guy and the potential he presented as an actor.
Jonathan Majors added 10 pounds of muscle for the role, focusing on strength and conditioning training for his outing as the Marvel villain, Men’s Health reports. Additionally, Director Peyton Reed told Empire that Quantumania would show a “different flavor” of Jonathan Majors and his approach to alternate versions of the Marvel character. Expanding on the supervillain he said that Kang has dominion over time, calling him a warrior, strategist, an all-timer antagonist, and force of nature.