Kevin Feige Says There’s Nobody’s Shoulders He’d Rather Put the Multiverse Saga on Than Jonathan Majors

Marvel Studios just wrapped up a massive weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, including two Avenger announcements, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. The films will conclude Phase 6 in 2025, with the official name of the second saga in the MCU titled: The Multiverse Saga.

At the heart of The Multiverse Saga is Kang the Conqueror, or at least one variant of him, played by Jonathan Majors. We’ve seen another one in the past during the finale of Loki, this time known as He Who Remains. It was revealed that he was the man responsible for crafting the Earth-616 timeline, keeping its lifeforms safe from other nefarious versions of himself who seek to, you guessed it, conquer.

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The big baddie of The Infinity Saga was Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, and now we are getting a new overarching villain with Majors’ Kang. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the primary variant that the Avengers and the rest of the crew will deal with yet. However, we can expect to see the first iteration of Kang the Conqueror when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania releases in theaters this February.

During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Keven Feige praised majors for shouldering the franchise through The Multiverse Saga.

“It comes down to the cast and with Jonathan Majors, who I think took over the Hall H stage, you know, in three minutes he was up there. It’s amazing, and I said to him there’s nobody’s shoulders I’d rather be putting the multiverse saga on than his. It’s really impressive what Jonathan Majors is able to do and all the different incarnations, variants, if you will, of Kang that we will see him do. It’s really cool.”

The Marvel Studios President has put a ton of trust into Majors, and he’s confident the actor can deliver a villain to rival Thanos in the second saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Kevin Feige Says Kang is Completely Different From Thanos

If fans unaware of Kang looked him up, they would find a blue/purple man with a helmet, similar to Thanos. However, Kevin Feige wants to assure fans that the two villains will be completely different. He tells ComicBook.com:

“What I love is that he’s totally different from Thanos. That he is completely different. That it’s not just how about there’s a bigger purple guy with a helmet? That’s not what Kang is. Kang is a very different type of villain and the fact that he is many, many different characters is what’s most exciting and most differentiates him.”

Thus far, we’ve only gotten one variant of Kang in the MCU. However, as we progress into Phases 5 and 6, we expect to see the character appear far more often. Audiences anticipate seeing a significant iteration of the character with the next Ant-Man film, which will be released on Feb. 17th, 2023.