Speaking with Korean reporters during an online press conference on Thursday, Paul Rudd and Jonathan Majors talked about how Quantumania different from it’s predecessors, Scott and Kang’s dynamic, as well as Kang’s future in the MCU.
Paul Rudd said that he loved how Scott Lang is just a regular guy, who doesn’t have intrinsic superpowers like almost all other superheroes out there. Quantumania is a complete game-changer is the Ant-Man franchise, completely changing the setting and power gap between the protagonist and antagonist, who in this case, is Kang the Conqueror.
“One of the things I love about my character is that he is a regular person who doesn’t have innate superpowers. He’s a dad. From the first Ant-Man to the situation I find myself in right now, it is a big arc. To find himself in this environment that is unfamiliar and scary like going up against someone who is possibly more powerful than Thanos is a real fun thing to play against,” he said.
He proceeded to state that the first two movies were meant to be palate-cleansers, set after two gruelling Avengers movies. While “the same family dynamic and humor” do exist in this film, this is meant to be the Avengers-level movie, after which the other projects will be palate-cleansers.
“I think that the strength of the first two films are humor and family interaction that make Ant-Man unique in MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). If you liked that, you won’t be disappointed because the same family dynamic and humor exist in this film. It’s just going to add some aspect to it rather than replace what we did in the first two,” he said.
Co-star Jonathan Majors talked about joining the MCU as supervillain Kang. “Kang exists in every multiverse. He’s a time-traveling supervillain who has variance. You can never categorize him as one version of themselves,” he explained.
Majors said that he wanted his appearance to be as comic-accurate as possible.
“I wanted to be as truthful as I can to the comic book. I tried to find a way to make the character like he has seen and experienced everything. Also, I wanted to step into my position in the best way I could by knowing which hero I’m going up against, who Ant-Man is and what makes him charming and heroic.”
On starring alongside two film legends ― Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas ― Majors said it was “definitely a dream come true” moment.
“It was extremely humbling and motivating to work with those legends, especially Michelle (Pfeiffer) who gives compliments to push me forward, collaborates and has so much understanding in what we do,” he said.
Source: The Korea Times