Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is Marvel Studios’ newest film and hidden underneath all the visual spectacle and action is a heartwarming message about family. The antagonist, Kang the Conquerer, is played phenomenally by Jonathan Majors and is set up to be the next Thanos-level villain. While we attended the Quantumaia press conference, Majors spoke about playing the iconic Marvel villian. Here’s what he had to say:

“This really feels like joining like the Shakespearean troops back in the day, you know, when you have Shakespeare in the room and you’ve got the guys in the room and they’re just like all right, go, you know? And Shakespeare has a very clear idea of what it is they want to do and you have your lead actor, and they kind of set the tempo and the tone that you get in and you get busy, you know. And the culture of the play and the story is all there, but it’s really changing.  And so, for that, you really have to be very clear about what it is you’re doing and who your character is, the spine of the character, what he’s about, what she’s about, what they’re going after.  So, you built that.  And the rest of it, you just play hard.  At least that was my take, you know.  Okay, I think I know.  I believe I know until something changes, you know?  Play hard, you know, and if we turn left, you turn it left, you know what I mean. And you’re in, you know, Kang gotta Kang, you know.”

I may have my issues with Quantumania, but Kang wasn’t one of them. He was an absolute joy to watch on screen and Jonathan Majors dominated and stole every scene he was in. This is the introduction I wanted for this character and I cannot wait to see more of Kang.

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is out in theatres now. Read our review here: