Jonathan Majors Set to Make MCU Debut in Upcoming 'Ant-Man' Flick

Dylan Henson

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SANTA FE, NM - August 2nd: Jonathan Majors poses for a portrait at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 2, 2020. Majors is starring in a new HBO series, Lovecraft Country airing August 16, 2020. (Photo by Mary Mathis for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Actor Jonathan Majors will enter into the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time via the third Ant-Man installment also starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, according to a new report from Deadline.

He'll likely appear as the super-villain Kang the Conqueror, though the role is still unconfirmed. Kang's primary power is that he can time travel and shape history in his favor. This presence across time helps him create multiple versions of himself, meaning another Kang can often strike if one happens to go down.

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He's battled against many of Marvel's most popular characters, with the Avengers being his biggest rivals. But this is the first time he'll face-off with Ant-Man specifically.

The same director who led the first two Ant-Man films, Peyton Reed, will return to steer the ship after Jeff Loveness writes the script.

Majors has experienced a monster year even as many studios pull in the reins on large-scale releases due to the coronavirus. He's currently captivating fans as Atticus Freeman in Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams' historical sci-fi series Lovecraft Country on HBO.

Earlier this summer, the 31-year-old played the son of Delroy Lindo in the Spike Lee-directed Da 5 Bloods for Netflix. 

Ant-Man isn't the only exciting project on the horizon – he'll portray a leading outlaw in the all-black Western The Harder They Fall, executive produced by JAY-Z.