Marvel may have just cast one of the biggest Avengers villains in the upcoming Ant-Man 3, based on a new rumor. According to Deadline, actor Jonathan Majors, who previously appeared on Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods and is currently the star of the series Lovecraft Country, will star in the next Ant-Man film.
The report notes that while no role has been confirmed yet, sources say he will likely play Kang the Conqueror in the film, a well-known Marvel supervillain.
It mentions that he’s likely one of the main villains in Ant-Man 3, but that “there might be a twist on how the character will be shown in future films”
Honestly, it’s too early to speculate much more than that, but Deadlines’ track record as Hollywood insider trading is pretty strong. The outlet is often used for major casting announcements, but we’d still consider the story a rumor for now.
Still, the idea that Kang the Conqueror might be added to the MCU is pretty big, and it could give us a clue as to how Marvel Studios intends to track the threat level emanating from Thanos in the Avengers films.
The character of Kang the Conqueror was fully featured in the eighth edition of the comic book The Avengers in 1964 and has been a mainstay ever since.
What else do we know about Ant-Man 3?
Director Peyton Reed is returning for the third Ant-Man film, which doesn’t have an official release date yet but is expected to be released in 2022 or later. Disney currently has an “Untitled Marvel” movie on October 7, 2022 – we’d guess Ant-Man 3 will come out in its current form. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are expected to return as Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, respectively.
The next MCU movie is slated to be November’s Black Widow.