Jonathan Majors’ Kang – A Bigger Avengers Villain Than Thanos

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By Bruce Wayne

With the Infinity Saga behind us and the Multiverse Saga unfolding, Marvel seeks a villain greater than Thanos. Enter Kang the Conqueror, portrayed by Jonathan Majors, with three compelling reasons why he’s a bigger threat.

Kang’s Multiverse Saga Set-Up

Unlike Thanos, Kang’s role in the Multiverse Saga was carefully planned from the beginning. Jonathan Majors’ casting in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania in 2020 signaled his entry into the MCU. His appearance in Loki as He Who Remains symbolized the MCU’s shift towards the Multiverse. Fans were primed for Kang’s influence, thanks to earlier Multiverse-oriented stories like Spider-Man: No Way Home, What If…?, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Kang’s Vast Variants

Kang’s challenge transcends Thanos, as he’s not just one antagonist but a seemingly endless array of variants. This allows fans to explore Kang’s character depth across different versions, learning about his past, ambitions, and vulnerabilities. The variety of Kangs enriches the character’s lore, a contrast to Thanos, whose backstory was revealed later. It provides actor Jonathan Majors with opportunities to craft diverse portrayals, each bringing a unique energy to the character.

Kang’s Infinite Impact

Kang’s threat extends beyond universal proportions. He can wreak Thanos-level destruction across countless universes simultaneously, making him an “infinite Thanos.” This exponential power raises the stakes, leaving heroes to grapple with the challenge of facing a villain of such magnitude. Kang’s introduction promises a dynamic narrative that transcends the previous threat posed by Thanos.

Kang the Conqueror, portrayed by Jonathan Majors, emerges as a monumental adversary in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, offering a fresh dynamic that surpasses the Thanos era. With careful planning, diverse variants, and cosmic-scale impact, Kang sets a new standard for Avengers villains.