Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors lands major role in Ant-Man 3
According to Deadline, Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors has signed on for a major role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming MCU film Ant-Man 3. He is reportedly set to take on the role of Marvel super-villain Kang the Conqueror.
Major’s notable film credits include: White Boy Rick, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Captive State and Da 5 Bloods. He was also recently cast in Netflix’s western film The Harder They Fall alongside Idris Elba, Lakeith Stanfield and Regina King.
Ant-Man 3 will again be directed by Peyton Reed with Rick and Morty scribe Jeff Loveness set to pen the screenplay. Presumably, both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their respective roles as Ant-Man and the Wasp. The pair recently lent their voices to the Avengers: Damage Control VR experience. Both characters were also a part of Avengers: Endgame, although Rudd’s Scott Lang had a bigger role. That film notably introduced Emma Fuhrmann as Scott’s now-teenage daughter, Cassie Lang.
In the comics, Cassie eventually gained size-changing powers of her own and took on the codenames Stature and Stinger. But if Reed wants to keep the film series’ naming motif, we would suggest Ant-Man, the Wasp and Giant-Girl as the title.
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