Man of the moment, ‘Lovecraft Country’ actor, Jonathan Majors has landed himself a key yet unknown role in the upcoming ‘Ant-Man 3’ movie.
Peyton Reed will return to direct the film that will also see Paul Rudd return as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man. Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas are also expected to return. Rumours suggest that Majors may take on the role of Kang the Conqueror, a time-travelling super-villain.
Reed recently said: “The third Ant-Man movie is going to be a much bigger, more sprawling movie than the first two. It’s going to have a very different visual template.”
This would see Rudd returning for the fifth time as the character following the two previous films and both ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
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Previous to ‘Endgame’, The last chapter, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp, followed in the aftermath of ‘Captain America: Civil War’. Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
The sequel to 2015’s ‘Ant-Man’ was a critical and commercial success grossing over $622 million worldwide.
With roles in ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’, Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘Lovecraft Country’, Majors has become a big hit amongst casting directors. He is currently filming ‘The Harder They Fall’ alongside Idris Elba and Regina King.