Jonathan Major Lands Lead Role ‘Ant-Man 3,’ Marvel Universe – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: After making a star in HBO’s hit series Lovecraft country, Jonathan Majors is now set to make his mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Major is tapped for one of the lead roles in the next Antman Film opposite Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. There was no comment in the studio, but sources close to the project say he could play the role of super-villain Kang the Conqueror.

Sources say that with so many new characters in the MCU, there may be a twist with how the character is portrayed in future films, but now he is likely to be one of the main villains in the next installment in the franchise .

Peyton Reid, who directed the first films, returns to the latest installment, with Jeff Lavenous writing the screenplay. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige will produce.

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While it is possible that he could be used differently in the film, in the comics, Kang is a time-travel unit, fighting with the entire Avengers team from Thor to Spider-Man.

The summer of 2020 has been good for Major on the film and TV front. He began acting in Spike Lee’s epic war drama Da 5 blood, Where he played a son of an army unit who was on his way back to Vietnam in search of his gold fortune and a fallen squad leader. He followed her Lovecraft country, Produced by Meisha Green and produced by Jordan Peel and JJ Abrams. The series premiered in August and broke digital records for the network.

Before these projects, Major was praised for his 2019 film The last black man in san francisco, Which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film marked Major’s first leading role, for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and a Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male.

Starring in major netflix Hard they fall, Where he plays Nat Love and is currently in production. She was tapped to act in Black Label Media Devotion.

The Major is retaken by CAA, Management 360 and Jacovay Austen.