“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” Early Reactions: Jonathan Majors Excels as Supervillain Kang

A truly satisfying superhero film needs a truly compelling villain, and in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamaniayou have just that in Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror. With the world premiere of the film last night, early reactions are pouring in, and they are practically uniform in calling out what a complex, mighty new villain Kang is. We’ve known for a while now that Majors was going to be a major force in the MCU, with the fourth Avengers film named after his character—Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Now we’re about to see what kind of villain Kang is in Quantumania, with critics praising Majors as “endlessly compelling,” “bad a**,” “compelling, chilling, and already giving a top-notch performance,” and more.

Quantumania finds Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) venturing into the Quantum Realm, a bizarre, buzzing miniature universe complete filled to the gills with oddities, tribes of humans and bizarre creatures, and one very dangerous, very desperate villain named Kang.

This is the first time Ant-Man and his friends have faced an Avengers-level threat on their own, and seeing as how Kang views them as his ticket out of the Quantum Realm, the stakes are bigger than in any previous Ant-Man film. And according to critics, the weird, wild world of the Quantum Realm and Kang’s dangerous desperation combine for a potent first film in Marvel’s Phase 5.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantuamnia hits theaters on February 17. Check out some of the early reactions below:

Featured image: (L-R): Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.


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