Producer of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Stephen Broussard shows how MCU performers like Jonathan Majors and Paul Rudd are able to support their roles in several films. For years, actors portray characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a variety of films under the direction of various filmmakers. It stands to reason that Rudd, who has been playing Ant-Man since 2015, and Majors, who has previously portrayed two distinct Kang versions, would provide their characters’ voices with the greatest level of consistency. The progression seems more natural with a constant character throughout storylines since Marvel Studios actively works with them to cooperate on the creation of these characters. Broussard spoke exclusively to Screen Rant on the actors’ ability to express themselves via their roles. He also described how Majors collaborates with filmmakers to create each unique Kang version. Broussard notably contrasted Major’s portrayal as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with He Who Remains’ performance in Loki.
Lots, says Stephen Broussard. They give life to these personalities. We definitely want to give them the impression that we are creating these things together because Paul has mentioned that he has been playing this persona for about ten years. Jonathan talks about bringing each character to life, about working with the director he’s partnered with and deciphering that version, especially with Kang and how different they are. Jonathan is a prime example of this due of how unique and personalised each one is. But that’s Jonathan; he is saying, “Okay, I think I’ve got this man under control.” God only knows how long He Who Remains lived at the end of time; he has probably since vanished and perhaps lost his mind. That sort of comes out, and you see this more colourful, perhaps not entirely genuine figure in contrast to the cold-as-ice, no-moves-wasted Kang of this movie.
How Might Jonathan Majors’ Kang Impact the Upcoming Avengers Film?
The next significant adversary to the MCU’s superheroes is Kang, who initially appeared in Loki and will next be seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Avengers: Kang Dynasty. Each Kang, unlike Thanos, might be unique, with new variations emerging as the threat becomes more serious. It’s interesting to note that it looks each Kang variation in the MCU will be customised for the director and the particular production he appears in. The stark contrasts between He Who Remains and Kang in the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania teasers show this to be the case. When Scott reveals to him that he is an Avenger and freely discusses murdering other Avengers, this new Kang variation is unimpressed. Each Kang is customised to the particular project he appears in, making him the ideal foe for every hero he encounters.
Despite their seeming differences, Kang and Scott really share an issue in common: time. Kang, a Nexus Being and time traveller, doesn’t feel it the same way as everyone else, but Scott has missed out on years with his daughter, who has developed into a young woman without him. Kang would make the ideal enemy for Ant-Man in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania because he can give Scott what he needs most: time. This may also apply to Avengers: Kang Dynasty, which will presumably pit a fresh squad of Avengers against a line of Kang variations, with each one having to deal with an adversary who is specifically designed to beat them.