Jonathan Majors' Kang being booted from MCU for good, it seems
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It looks like Marvel might finally be addressing their problems with Kang the Conqueror and Jonathan Majors, possibly writing off the villain as soon as possible.
Comments were recently made on a podcast by an MCU: Reign of Marvel Studios author hinting that the upcoming Avengers sequel will scrap the big bad for this phase of MCU films, Kang the Conqueror.
Could Kang be on the way out after the appearance in Loki?
Until now, many have believed that Marvel would recast the time-hopping, multiverse wandering big bad. However, many believe that Kang is due to be written out completely, as recasting would prove to be an issue, given how much Jonathan Majors appearance has appeared throughout film and TV.
As a guest on the Ringer's House of R podcast, Joanna Robinson discussed reports that the Ant Man 3 writer, who was due to write the Kang Dynasty storyline, has exited from the upcoming Avenger sequels which were named for Kang's reign.
Robinson mentioned the exiting writer Jeff Loveness saying "“I was asking about the screenwriter Jeff Loveness, who wrote Quantumania and was supposed to write Kang Dynasty. I had it confirmed to me he’s no longer working for Marvel. I asked the person why; they said he was all wrapped up in this Kang storyline, and they are likely going to be moving away from that.”
It makes sense to put a halt to the Kang storyline given Jonathan Majors' behaviour off-camera. Majors has been attracting controversy for some time now following his 2023 arrest for allegedly harassing and assaulting a woman. This started the conversation as to whether he would be recast or written out and it seems we may be looking at the latter.
Robinson continued, saying "No official announcement that Avengers: Kang Dynasty will now be called Doom’s Dystopia or whatever. We don’t know exactly what they’re going to do. But I think that this just gives them the perfect opportunity.”