While it can be easy to get caught up in what is happening now in the MCU, the future is just as bright. The Marvel Studios slate is expansive, to say the least, with six theatrical releases announced to be coming in the next two years.
One of those projects is 2023's Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The size-shifting sequel will offer all sorts of thrills for Paul Rudd's Scott Lang while introducing the world to the young avenger Cassie Lang. The film is currently deep into production and will see a new antagonist facing off against the typical ensemble of Ant-Fam heroes.
Playing the villain in Quantumania is Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror. Majors made his MCU debut in this summer's Loki, playing a multiversal variant of Kang known as He Who Remains. The actor has received acclaim from fans and critics alike for his portrayal of the Marvel villain, and it seems the enthusiasm continues to pour in for the MCU's new antagonist.
Paul Rudd Can't Get Enough Kang
While promoting Ghostbusters: Afterlife with Variety, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Paul Rudd heaped praise upon his new MCU co-star Jonathan Majors.
Rudd exclaimed that he has "loved everything [Majors has] done, and [sees] what he’s doing in this." He finished things off by saying he has been "knocked out" by Jonathan Majors' performance and that "It is really fun to bring new people into the fold, and the enthusiasm that people have is palpable.”
Major Praise for Jonathan Majors
Even though Majors has been the talk of the MCU town since he showed up at the end of Loki, it is nice to hear that even his co-stars are feeling the hype when it comes to his acting chops.
Sure, this could be taken as promotional fluff from one movie star to another, but for some reason, it's hard to envision Paul Rudd as someone who would say such nice things for the sake of it. Rudd has the reputation of being a genuine person in a world of superficial stardom. So if he loves something someone else is doing, he is going to gush about it just like the average fan would.
Now, looking at his comments here, there is not much to glean about Quantumania from his verbiage. Details on the film have been rather sparse and there are no world-breaking revelations here. However, to see that Jonathan Majors is killing it on set and, to paraphrase Rudd, knocking it out of the park, the Marvel faithful can get excited that this performance is going to be worth talking about.
Audiences will have to wait to find out just how good Majors is in the Ant-Man threequel when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theater screens some time in 2023.