Peyton Reed praises the interpretation of Jonathan Majors in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania

Peyton Reed praises the interpretation of Jonathan Majors in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania

Peyton Reed praises the interpretation of Jonathan Majors in Ant-Man and the Wasp

As much as the public tends to sympathize with heroes, in the end it's the villains that are the real key to superhero success. Reason that drives us to look for actors capable of conveying the charisma of these dark characters, while at the same time pushing the screenwriters not to present monolithic villains, but presenting figures full of nuances. A vision that now also returns in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantuamania , with the presence of Kang the Conqueror, the announced future nemesis of Marvel's heroes on the big screen. Complex character, characterized by a multifaceted personality that requires a measured and dynamic interpretation, so much so that the director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Peyton Reed, praises Jonathan Majors, interpreter of Kang the Conqueror.

For Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania , Jonathan Majors is a perfect Kang the Conqueror

Majors has already shown himself to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one of the numerous identities of Kang, the One Who Remains, in the Loki ending, but in the first chapter of Phase Five of the Marvel franchise he is called to give life to the most dangerous version of Nathaniel Richards.

Aware of how an at was necessary Tore capable of acting through every nuance of such a complex character, as revealed to Screen Rant , Peyton Reed has always wanted Jonathan Majors for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania :

I laid eyes on Jonathan because he's been incredibly good for a long time. And he's now he's having his heyday, right? But he takes things seriously, he's an extremely focused actor. And then he has the physicality of Kang, he is a conqueror. We talked a lot about how this guy lived in his own time loop, not in a straight line, how he's had so many experiences, and what it's like to deal with someone like that. It's scary, and he's taken that on board and worked on it. And of course, for an actor to be able to play one guy, and then another guy, and then another guy who are variations of the same person? Technically, they're all Kang, but in reality, they're extremely different characters.

This peculiarity of Nathaniel Richards, real name of Kang the Conqueror, required Jonathan Majors to work closely contact with Reed, especially behind the camera, where the two often discussed how to best render this multifaceted character. What we will see in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be a fundamental moment in Kang's past, also central to understanding his evolution in the future of the franchise. Thinking back to the One Who Remains, however enigmatic his intent to protect the multiverse was clear, but Kang has a different characterization, he is more calm but at the same time has more dangerous goals of domination.

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