Jonathan Majors and Kevin Feige reflect on the importance of Kang and his role as a great threat in The Saga of the Multiverse
In an interview with Empire magazine, Jonathan Majors opened up about his version of Kang. The actor commented that he and the director of Ant-Man 3, Peyton Reed, they took Alexander the Great as a reference to adapt the Marvel villain. «First I met with the team of ‘Loki’. Then Peyton Reed joined us and we talked about the movie. She gave me a few reference points – Alexander the Great and things like that. Kang adds tonal diversity, conflict and real friction,” Majors noted. “You are being introduced to a new vibration in the UCM. There is conflict, it is not a simple confrontation between hero and villain, but one lifestyle against another. I go for everything. We are in war”.
On the other hand, the president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, assured that Kang is very complex because, in addition to facing MCU heroes, he is in a war against variants of himself. “Kang allowed us to make a new type of bad boy. He’s a different kind of villain, who fights each other just as much as he does our heroes,” Feige commented.
Majors also said that looked for inspiration in the villain of the last two Avengers movies, Thanos. “Which Josh Brolin What he did so well with Thanos was that he tried to make it as three-dimensional as possible to make it very clear, you know, and he really believed in that,” Majors explained. “I think with Kang, my goal with every role I play is to make them as universal and human as possible.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, 2023.
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