Jonathan Majors has a lot more time now to speak about his MCU role as Kang the Conqueror, now that he is promoting Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Access Hollywood got to sit down with both Majors to talk about the movie, and he provided some insight as to how Marvel Studios originally pitched the role. Majors reflects on getting the role by saying “so we get calls, their [MARVEL STUDIOS] offering you a job, that’s already a miracle as an actor – ok, great! I’m going to work, great!”.
Majors says this due to how tough it can be as an actor to get roles big enough to hold a career and keep them in work, expressing that he was initially just happy he was being offered a job as an actor.
However, Majors continues to add that he had to remind himself that it was still as important to his career as any other acting job, by telling Access Hollywood “and then you have to go: wait, but it is a career now, right, it is a career now, what is the role?”. Majors reminded himself that despite the thrill of continuing his career as an actor, he still had to learn about the role and begin preparing for the filming period of the project.
When talking about the discussions he had with Marvel Studios as to what role he was being offered, Jonathan Majors explains that the original pitch was compared to the main Infinity Saga villain, Thanos.
“They [MARVEL STUDIOS] say ‘bad guy’, I go ‘hmm, okay, bad guy’, and then they go ‘Thanos-level bad guy’ and I go ‘Thanos-level bad guy?’, let’s talk about it, okay guys, let’s chat. We’re chatting and then I figure out it’s Kang and this idea of variants and all that, and I go ‘oh, wow, it’s on’.”
Jonathan Majors also told Access Hollywood that once he realized the larger scale of what he would be taking on, he would be joining an ensemble of veteran actors in a huge company, he instantly saw the potential of what he could learn from his experience with the work and with his fellow colleagues.
“Then there’s the MCU calling card where you’re joining an entire ensemble company of actors – I’m all about bigger, faster, stronger, smarter – and to go into a company where you’re working with veteran actors – legend actors – you get to grow, you get to get better – and I thought this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and a once in a lifetime role”
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania comes to theaters on the 17th of February.
Source: Access Hollywood