Ant-Man 3 Reportedly Casts Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors As Kang the Conqueror

Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors is joining in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Majors has landed one of the lead roles in the third Ant-Man movie alongside Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily. According to Deadline, the star has been tapped to play the super-villain Kang the Conqueror.

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Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman in Lovecraft Country

Majors’ appointment as Kang is yet another winning streak for the actor. Just this summer alone, the actor has a number of accomplishments on the film and TV front.

Earlier in the Summer, Majors starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and played a lead role in Misha Green, Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams’ latest HBO series Lovecraft Country. The series broke digital records for the network, leading to a number of VR events that was live-streamed to fans all over the world.


In the MCU, Kang is a time-travelling villain who often goes toe-to-toe the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor and more (and more often than not, usually a combination of the above). With Avengers: Endgame dealing greatly with the subject of time-travel, Kang’s inclusion is only natural, and may have a similar Thanos-sized impact across the MCU timeline and storyline.

However, like many new characters in the MCU, Majors’ Kang could see a twist in with how he is featured in future films. As of now, he is likely to be one of the main villains in the next Ant-Man instalment.

With Ant-Man 3 still early into development with no signs of a release date yet, it will be a while until we learn concrete details about how Majors’ Kang the Conqueror will be used.