While there’s been a neverending stream of news about Sony’s various Spider-Man-adjacent projects, there’s still that little thing known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe that still has its entire Phase 4 to unleash. And after that will come even more superhero movies set in the MCU, like Ant-Man 3. While there’s still quite a bit of time before anyone will see that movie, some interesting news has arrived.
According to Deadline, Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors has been cast in the third Ant-Man movie in a major role. According to the report, Majors has been selected to portray the movie’s villain, Kang the Conqueror.
If that’s correct, this could be massive news for the MCU. For those that don’t know, Kang the Conqueror is a recurring Avengers super-villain who just doesn’t seem to go away. Since first being introduced in the early 1960s, the time-traveling villain has been a pretty regular foe throughout Marvel Comics. What’s more, Avengers Endgame has pretty perfectly set up his arrival.
After Endgame, time travel is a major part of the MCU. What’s more, the Ant-Man movies have been focussed on exploring the quantum realm, which is key to the franchise’s time travel mechanics. Who better than Ant-Man to first discover Kang–a character that could potentially become a much bigger threat throughout Phase 5 of the MCU?
Of course, this is all speculation at this point. No concrete details about the plot of Ant-Man 3 or the overarching story of the MCU’s future are known as this point. What we do know is Paul Rudd and Evangelina Lilly will be reprising their roles as Ant-Man and the Wasp, respectively. Additionally, director Peyton Reed will be back once again to helm the new film.
A release date for Ant-Man 3 has not been revealed.