The epic season finale of “Loki” Marvel Studios hit the Disney + platform last week and it’s safe to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed forever. On their journey to discover who was behind the creation of the Agency for Time Variation (AVT) and the Guardians of Time, Loki and Sylvie encountered The one that remains in the Citadel at the End of Time.
All of this came with the surprise that this character was played by Jonathan Majors, who will appear in the future Marvel Studios film “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” as Kang the Conqueror. It was thus confirmed, as the director of the series also said, that The One Who Remains is a variant of Kang. In addition, the foundations were laid for the return of the actor, in a more evil version of the character, in the future of the MCU.
Now that several days have passed since the broadcast of that final episode, it’s time to review the latest statements that have been made about this debut.
Jonathan Majors improvised a lot
Many noticed it, and now it is confirmed. Actor Jonathan Majors had carte blanche to improvise and take the character to his field. Thus they reveal that this long monologue that the character is marked was completely improvised.
It was never intended to get on the desk, ”confesses Kate Herron, director of the series. That was the fun of improv. [El equipo de cámara] saw it begin to move, and Autumn [Durald, la directora de fotografía] he would say: ‘Ok …’ and then you would see that the cameras began to move; it was almost like a dance with him. But that was not planned. It blew us away because it was great.
Herron added that Majors took her characters to whole new heights, most of which she and the rest of the team weren’t expecting.
That was the most fun with him: I love the way he brought movement to the character in different ways, because I think that was also very important. Where are we going to go for that great moment of energy? Where are we going to attract people? I love the part where he sinks into the chair and says, ‘I’m old and I’m tired,’ and you feel his fragility in a way, you feel his aging, [aunque] he is obviously a young man.
As a curiosity, it has been confirmed that Majors shot all his scenes from the series in just one week.
A base as a clown
In the role of He Who Remains, Majors was intimidating, to be sure, but he was also charismatic, eccentric, and a lot of fun. The actor loved playing the role because it allowed him to draw on the clown / comedy training he learned at the Yale School of Dramatic Art.
There are more smiles in that performance than in the others I’ve done together. It’s what it requires, ”confesses Jonathan Majors. I am a classically trained clown. It is part of my training. I’ve been at it for a long time, and being able to exercise it was a lot of fun.
It’s not Kang, it’s a variant of him
The director responsible for the six episodes has explained that once Majors was on board to play The One Who Remains, which in the comics is not a version of Nathanial Richards (Kang), she also joined the cast of the third film quite quickly. of Ant-Man as the time-traveling villain, making it clear along the way that He Who Remains is a variant of Kang
We cast him for the role at the same time. When he was cast in that role, it was because we knew he was going to be first in our series.
He’s a unique character, there’s one called He Who Remains in the comics, but our version is completely different. It is a variant of that character [Kang].
A very early casting for Ant-Man 3
Something that drew a lot of attention was knowing for so long before the incorporation of Jonathan Majors to the cast of “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania”, and more as Kang the Conqueror. This was mainly due to his appearance in “Loki,” which prompted a fairly early casting. A casting in which both Kate Herron and Peyton Reed, director of this third Ant-Man film, participated.
The fact that we hired him to do this made me very happy because I said to myself: ‘Now we are going to be in very safe hands,’ Herron confesses. It just attracts attention. For me, that was the most important thing, getting the cast right.
I was very excited to be part of the conversation about casting his character with the studio and with Peyton. [Reed]. It was a great honor and very exciting, and he is an actor that we love.
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