When Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premieres later this month, Jonathan Majors will introduce the next big bad of the MCU in the form of Kang the Conqueror. While he may have already appeared in a Marvel Studios project, Majors insists that this version of Kang is significantly different.
Speaking to Total Film (via Slash Film) for their February 2023 issue, Majors notes that the difference between who he plays in Loki — a man known as He Who Remains, a variant of Kang the Conqueror — is extreme. So much so, Majors said, that he doesn’t even really refer to them as the same people.
“I’m so radical about my language around it because I say, He Who Remains is He Who Remains,” Majors said. “I don’t even call him Kang. He may or may not be a Kang variant. I leave my mind open to think that Kang the Conqueror may be a He Who Remains variant. It has to be that lucid for me to keep it going. But, no, there are no similarities between the two roles. I did play Kang the Conqueror second … I didn’t even look at the He Who Remains template regarding Kang. On purpose.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is once again being directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay written by Jeff Loveness. It is slated for release on February 17, 2023.