Ant-Man 3: Will Kang Kill Paul Rudd's Hero? Loki Actor Responds

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Loki was a big deal from start to end, but what really elevated it was the introduction of Jonathan Majors' Kang/He Who Remains. The mastermind of the Sacred Timeline, this being had a noose around all of time itself—what an intense way of elevating the stakes after someone like Thanos.

While fans watched Sylvie kill that Variant of the character, he forebodingly warned that the next time everyone saw him, he wouldn't be so nice. If the character's past in the comics is anything to go by, then he isn't lying.

The next time fans see the character will be in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a project which Majors is currently filming over in London. Not much is known about his role in the film, but one can only imagine that it would be insane.

The actor recently dropped by Jimmy Kimmel and said a few words about his time in London.

Is Ant-Man's Life on the Line?

Ant-Man, Kang

Loki and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor Jonathan Majors made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, where he was asked a few things about Quantumania.

For one, he confirmed that he is in fact playing the "supervillain... Kang the Conqueror" and admitted it's more fun being one over being a hero and how he "agree[s]" they make longer-lasting impressions than most heroes.

Majors stated that he had come from London, where he was filming the next Ant-Man installment. When Kimmel pressed if Kang was set to be a Thanos caliber villain, the actor simply said, "true."

The talk show host made the point that with a villain as big as Thanos, he was likely to simply kill Paul Rudd's Ant-Man. After punching his hand with his fist to visualize how one could smash the miniature-sized hero, Johnathan Majors said, "we'll see" and mentioned that "[he's] read the [whole] script."

Jimmy Kimmel asked Majors if anyone sat down with him and had a conversation about not going around talking about spoilers. According to the actor, "it's worse than that:"

"It's worse than that because there's no conversation... no one says anything to you. You just go 'don't say s***. Don't say nothing. Ever. ever.' I've called my publicist so many times and be like 'I think I said... can you back that up? Yea it's okay it's okay it's okay it's okay.'"

Their conversation with regards to Quantumania came to an end when the actor was able to confirm that he did in fact have Kang the Conqueror on his phone's lock screen, as rumored on social media a few weeks back. 

Majors, Kang The Conqueror

It's clear that Jonathan Majors truly enjoys his time as Kang the Conqueror, and for someone who is likely to become the next big bad in the MCU, there's no better news. When an actor is passionate about their role, it clearly shows.

It's funny that Majors mentions how there are no conversations about not spoiling things because, clearly, not everyone gets the same treatment. Recently it was revealed that the cast of Secret Invasion has been trained to avoid spoiling their upcoming Disney+ series.

As for whether or not Kang will actually kill Ant-Man, well, it's actually quite possible. Remember, there's probably going to be plenty of time-traveling involved, which means killing the hero is on the table. After all, they can always bring him back in some fashion or simply kill an alternate Scott Lang.

Fans will have to wait until February 17, 2023 to find out what Marvel Studios has in store for fans. It's been teased to be an insane ride, and with Kang on board, that might be putting it lightly.

Majors' full interview with Kimmel can be watched below:


Release Date
February 17, 2023
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