Jonathan Majors wants to emphasize how fantastic his portrayal of Kang is.
The actor of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" is ready to take his villainous Kang the Conqueror to new heights in the upcoming Disney+ series "Loki," launching off the latest phase of the franchise. Prior to appearing as a version of the character from another reality in the Disney+ series "Loki," Majors is now the "big bad" of the third "Ant-Man" film alongside Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly,
“Nothing is more diverse than the fact that the ‘big bad’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a young Black boy from Texas. That’s nuts!” Majors told Ebony magazine. “It’s [just] big bad, and he’s a member of the African diaspora.”
"Nothing is a monolith," according to the "Creed III" star. Not Blackness, not maleness, and not comic book villains.
While Majors noted that the theme of "Quantumania" is mostly about how time affects relationships, he reflected on the absence of outcry towards his casting in a major role.
"It's not too late," Majors said. "I thought it would have come by now, but we'll see." "I'm surprised. I'm not sure."
As an MFA student at Yale School of Drama, Majors previously told IndieWire that he fully realized the "game is rigged" when it came to race in America.
"Nothing in Yale would guarantee access to branches of the industry or to myself," the actor of "Magazine Dreams" said. "I think the arts, especially cinema, is a kind of democracy. Because they can do whatever they want to do, in whatever structure they want to do it in, but when we put it in a movie theater, they're gonna have problems."