Jonathan Majors will be reprising his role as Kang the Conquerer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and take on the mantle as the next big bad in the MCU, but the actor revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that many years earlier, his Marvel career could have ended before it started, after walking out of his first official meeting with the film studio. “I hope this doesn’t bite me in the ass, but I walked out of my Marvel general [meeting],” Majors told the outlet.
“This was a long time ago. I had just gotten out of drama school and I’m running around town and I’m sitting in the office. I grew up in a very particular way and I don’t want to waste nobody’s time. So I got in there and they’re just busy. And I was like, ‘I’m supposed to be here, right?’ It got long and I went, ‘I’m just going to go. It’s cool. I’ll just go.’”
Majors, however, didn’t make it out of the building before he was turned around and offered to chat with casting director Sarah Finn. “We got in the room and we chatted. We were having this great conversation. I think it was three years later that we had the Kang chat. And there’s no trepidation now, especially because of who Kang is. When I said yes, we got the whole picture, and what is being laid out is cohesive.”
The rest is history. Majors made his first appearance in Loki’s Season 1 finale as a Kang variant, He Who Remains. He’s back again and taking on Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, which debuts in cinemas tomorrow (February 17, 2023).
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will arrive in cinemas on February 17, 2023, starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bill Murray, and Jonathan Majors. There’s even a Scott Lang memoir coming out later in the year. Read the story here.