Jonathan Majors boards Ant-Man 3 as villain

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 September 2020
Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors

The third 'Ant-Man' movie will see MCU villain Kang the Conqueror played by Jonathan Majors

'Ant-Man 3' has cast Jonathan Majors as the next MCU villain.

The 'Lovecraft Country' star is set to portray the supervillain Kang the Conqueror in the sequel to 2018's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.

The site also claims that Kang, a time-travelling opponent of the Avengers, could make an appearance in future Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films too.

Meanwhile, Peyton Reed recently teased that the currently-untitled third instalment in the franchise will be "more sprawling" than the first two movies.

The 56-year-old director said it will be "much bigger" and have a "very different visual template".

He said: "We are working away through the pandemic.

"There's some really really really exciting things in store, none of which of course I could speak to you about right now, as is the Marvel way ... I think the third 'Ant-Man' movie is going to be a much bigger, more sprawling movie than the first two.

"It's going to have a very different visual template."

Peyton also recently confirmed that Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will share equal billing in the film.

The director called Ant-Man's Scott Lang and the Wasp's Hope van Dyne "a partnership", saying Paul and Evangeline will be of equal importance.

He said: "They're a partnership, and she's a very, very important part of that."

Peyton is proud of the impact of the 'Ant-Man' franchise, especially because it was the first Marvel movie to feature a female superhero in its title.

The filmmaker – who helmed the first two movies in the 'Ant-Man' series – explained: "I guess technically we were the first Marvel movie with a female hero in the title of the movie.

"Finding that balance in that movie, that's very important to me because that's very much a men's playing field, historically. But that's really, really changing now in a great way."

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