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Jonathan Majors Was Cast as Kang The Conquerer in 'Ant-Man' Because Of 'Loki'

Jonathan Majors Was Cast as Kang The Conquerer in 'Ant-Man' Because Of 'Loki'

Jonathan Majors was revealed to be He Who Remains in the season finale of Loki – and it was a role that he got before he was cast in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, or just around the same time.

Click inside to read more about how Jonathan joined the MCU…

In a new interview, Loki season one director Kate Herron opened up about finding Jonathan first, before Peyton Reed nabbed him for the upcoming third Ant-Man movie.

“It was such a crazy situation. I was in a casting conversation with Kevin Feige, the studio, and Peyton [Reed], and I was like how am I at this table?,” she shared with TheWrap. “I think Jonathan was just an actor that we all loved. And really, to be honest, it was just a case of seeing if he was interested, which he was and then just trying to make it work with his schedule, because he’s a very busy man.”

She pointed out that when Jonathan was added to the cast as He Who Remains, the character wasn’t a version of Kang the Conqueror at all – but turned into one because of the double casting.

“He’s a unique character, there’s a character called He Who Remains in the comics, but our version of that is completely different,” Kate added, saying that now, “he’s a variant of that character.”

The season finale not only revealed that Jonathan was He Who Remains, but also this very exciting news!

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