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LOVECRAFT COUNTRY’s Jonathan Majors Signs On For a Major MCU Role

Justin Kroll, Deadline:

After a star-making turn in HBO’s hit series Lovecraft Country, Jonathan Majors is now ready to make his mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big way. Majors has been tapped for one of the lead roles in the next Ant-Man movie opposite Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily. The studio had no comment, but sources close to the project say he is likely to play the super-villain Kang the Conqueror.

Sources add that like with so many new characters in the MCU, there could be a twist with how the character is featured in future films, but as of now he is likely to be one of the main villains in the next installment in the franchise.

The craziest part of this is, I was literally commenting to my wife last weekend that Majors would — when the time was right, as it’s far too early — make a great replacement as the Black Panther.

Instead, dude is gonna be GODDAMNED KANG THE CONQUEROR.

Wow.

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