There’s a brand new villain within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his identify is Kang the Conqueror. The timeline-altering Massive Unhealthy is poised to play a serious function throughout the sprawling franchise’s Multiverse Saga. However what’s much more thrilling is that he’s portrayed by the completely stellar Jonathan Majors. Because the villain’s machinations take form, one can’t assist however marvel how since departed MCU heroes like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man would’ve interacted with him. And apparently, that’s one thing Majors thinks about, too, because the actor weighed in on the notion of his character assembly Tony Stark.
The MCU started with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, whose emergence because the Armored Avenger set the tone – each in and out of doors of the fictional universe. After all, Stark died throughout the occasions of Avengers: Endgame, sacrificing himself to avoid wasting the universe from Thanos. Neither the character nor Downey’s efficiency have been forgotten by followers or his friends. Jonathan Majors is a serious admirer of the actor and heaped some main reward on his flip because the genius, billionaire, playboy and philanthropist:
Few individuals would disagree with the emotions that the Devotion star shared with Lifehacker. In some respects, it’s troublesome to even say the place RDJ begins and the place Tony Stark ends. Whereas the Oscar nominee introduced his signature wit to the industrialist, he employed a real sense of humanity, which was particularly on show throughout movies like Captain America: Civil Warfare and Avengers: Endgame. The considered the layered hero crossing paths with Kang the Conqueror is attention-grabbing, and Jonathan Majors is completely down for it taking place in some unspecified time in the future:
Such a meet-up could be fairly a sight. A few of you may instantly suppose that such a run-in could be unimaginable at this level, contemplating Tony Stark’s demise. However once more, we’re coping with the multiverse right here, and a variant of the hero may certainly cross paths with Kang, particularly in both Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Secret Wars.
One of the vital attention-grabbing parts of Jonathan Majors’ feedback is the stark (no pun meant) distinction he makes between Kang and Tony. Extra just lately, he’s been addressing the way in which the character differs from others like Loki’s He Who Stays, saying that there aren’t any similarities between the 2. It was additionally inevitable (once more, no pun meant) that Thanos could be in comparison with Kang, although Majors sees these two as being very totally different as properly.
Although MCU followers solely received a style of one among his variants on Loki, they’ll get to see Kang correct when he steps up as the principle villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which has acquired constructive reactions so far. I’m excited to see what this model of the character does. Additionally, although I’m happy with how issues wrapped up for Tony Stark, I’ll stay curious relating to whether or not Robert Downey Jr. reprises the function in Ironheart, Secret Wars or another manufacturing. And if he would not return, I’m positive fan fiction devotees will create their very own assembly between two of the best minds within the cinematic universe.
Try Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters on February 17 as a part of the schedule of 2023 new film releases and stream previous Marvel motion pictures and TV exhibits utilizing a Disney+ subscription.