Jonathan Majors He will no longer be Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor has been found guilty of assault and harassment of his ex-girlfriend. After the verdict was known, Disney immediately fired him. A very applaudable gesture that, however, represents a huge problem for La Casa de las Ideas. Until now, the Multiverse Saga had been built around Kang and, overnight, they were left without his interpreter.
In this situation, Marvel has two options. On the one hand, it could find a narrative way to eliminate Kang and find a new villain. Doctor Doom is already waiting and it could make sense. But the most conservative strategy would be to keep the Conqueror as a villain and look for a new actor to replace Jonathan Majors. It is not the first time they have done it with a character from the franchise, such as Hulk, War Machine, Cassie Lang or Thanos.
And with the excuse of multiversal variants they could justify it by saying that it is a new version of the supervillain that comes from another timeline. These are 10 actors that fans see as possible candidates for replace Jonathan Majors and become the new Kang.
The name that has been heard the loudest to replace Jonathan Majors is, curiously, also one of the most controversial. Will Smith Years ago, he was perhaps the most beloved actor on the planet. But his smackdown of Chris Rock made him an industry pariah. Now, the interpreter is trying to turn the situation around again and recover the lost affection. If he decides to accept the role of Kang, it would be a golden opportunity for him to reconnect with the general public. Because having a speaker like Marvel is something unique.
The other main candidate among fans is John Boyega. The Finn actor in the sequel trilogy Star Wars It measures up in all aspects. He is a similar age to Jonathan Majors, is one of the most promising performers of his generation and, in addition, has extensive experience in a major franchise. The problem in this case is that it is very difficult for him to want to become Kang. After leaving the galactic saga, he assured that he is not interested in joining Marvel or other similar universes. His interest lies in independent auteur cinema. Quite the opposite of what the UCM would give him.
Before Jonathan Majors was found guilty, many fans already imagined that Marvel could fire him. Thus, on social networks little by little a movement emerged in favor of one of the biggest actors in the industry, Denzel Washington. The Oscar-winning performer has starred fanarts and all kinds of theories and rumors that place him as the new Kang. For Marvel, without a doubt, it would be a safe bet. And also, this year the saga just ended The Equalizerso your schedule might allow it.
John David Washington
If Denzel Washington doesn’t see it clearly, other MCU fans advocate signing his son. John David Washington He is one of the hottest actors in the industry. The young man is little by little carving out a niche for himself, trying to escape the very long shadow of his father. Tapes like Tenet, The Creator, Malcom & Marie either Infiltrator in the KKKlan they endorse him. Making the leap to Marvel would finally place him in the sphere of a great Hollywood star in the eyes of the general public.
There is a path in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that several fans suggested months ago and that has regained strength with the dismissal of Jonathan Majors. Chukwudi Iwuji was the evil High Evolutionary in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. His performance was brilliant and the audience soon asked to see him again in the franchise, proposing that he be turned into a variant of Kang. In this way, although the original character has been defeated by Star Lord and company, the interpreter could return as Kang from another dimension. The multiverse allows Marvel to explore that possibility in a coherent way.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II He has been specializing in action films for years. He has just returned to theaters, precisely, with a superhero movie, Aquaman 2. In it, he also plays the villain, Black Manta. And since the DC Extended Universe has just ended with said film, the actor could change sides and move to Marvel without regrets. His Kang, of course, would be one of the toughest guys the franchise’s heroes could face.
From unknown actor to absolute star thanks to Netflix and The Bridgertons. Regé-Jean Page It is today an insurance to attract audiences. The actor has already taken his first steps in action films and, with a rise as rapid as his, it is only a matter of time before he lands in a big franchise. Kang’s vacancy is the perfect opportunity to do so and give a new approach to a villain who was running out of steam by leaps and bounds.
It’s hard to find a bad performance Jeffrey Wright. The interpreter is one of the most regular today. His main roles are those in the saga James Bond, The Hunger Games, Westworld or, more recently, Batman. Always accurate, he is perfectly suited to show the most cerebral and twisted version of Kang. His experience and talent are his best assets to take on the role that has been left vacant after the departure of Jonathan Majors.
Oscar nominated for Judas and the black Messiah. He went through one of the best series of today as it is atlanta. Lake Stanfield It is another of those actors that become a safe value worth investing in. He has enough acting skills to get into all kinds of roles, so he would be an ideal candidate to give life to Kang and the infinite new variants that Marvel wants to present in the future.
The last name on the list is as surprising as it is coherent. As was the case with Chukwudi Iwuji, Gugu Mbatha-Raw He has also given life to an MCU character. The actress is Ramona Renslayer in both seasons of Loki. A villain that many fans theorized could be a female variant of Kang. Marvel has it as easy as agreeing with them and offering them the reins of the end of the Multiverse Saga.