Jonathan Majors has revealed a few details that attracted him to the role of Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now that Thanos has been dispatched of, the MCU has been looking out for the next 'Big Bad' to take on the Avengers in the next ensemble movie which will bring a variety of Marvel heroes together.
Following the confirmation that there will be an upcoming Avengers movie named Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, it has become fairly clear that Kang the Conqueror will be the chief villain in the forthcoming phase of the MCU.
Majors has already appeared as a version of Kang in the Disney+ series, Loki, and will next appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
The actor says the "dimensions" of the character attracted him to the role.
When asked by Variety if he and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty director Destin Daniel Cretton had spoken about that project, he responded:
"We just had a few chats. We spoke a very long time, and he's an open mind, he's an open heart, and he's grounded.
"He and the work that he does is grounded, and I think that's the most important part about it, that we're dealing with myths, you know? What is a Kang? What is a movie? What is an MCU movie, you know? What does that mean? What does that look like?
"Those are the questions we're asking, but all of that works when it's grounded and really, really tucked into the given circumstances of what's going on between these people, and what we can illuminate for ourselves as a species.
"It was the character and dimensions of Kang (that attracted him to the role). And the potential that it had.
"I thought, 'I’ll take a chance on that.'"
If reports are to be believed, there are numerous different versions of Kang that we will see due to the multiverse arc that is currently present in the MCU.