Sources say Majors will play the classic villain Kang the Conqueror. A time-traveling despot from the far-future, Kang the Conqueror debuted as a villain in Marvel’s The Avengers No. 8 in 1964. He’s intricately connected to the larger mythology of Marvel’s superhero universe, with ties to villains from Doctor Doom to Rama-Tut and even Thanos, courtesy of a feud with Nebula in 1990s comic continuity, and has faced off with everyone from the Fantastic Four through Spider-Man at one time or another.
Majors, who plays Atticus “Tic” Freeman in HBO’s Lovecraft Country and was onscreen in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods earlier this year, joins leading man Paul Rudd in the film. Peyton Reed is back in the director’s chair after helming the previous two installments — 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Rick & Morty writer Jeff Loveness is penning the script.
Marvel, which declined to comment, has not yet set a release date for Ant-Man 3.
“The third Ant-Man movie is going to be a much bigger, more sprawling movie than the first two,” Reed said earlier this month of the film. “It’s going to have a very different visual template.”
Majors is repped by CAA.
Updated to note Majors will play Kant the Conqueror.