A new bit of casting for Ant-Man 3 may have some serious implications for Avengers 5. Although “Phase Five” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is shrouded in mystery — and harder to predict than ever, what with the Covid-19 pandemic pushing release dates far into the future — it seems the cosmic realm of the MCU will play a significant role whenever the Avengers assemble once again.
What Happened? — On Monday, Deadline reported that actor Jonathan Majors, currently leading HBO’s horror hit Lovecraft Country, will star in the untitled third movie in the Ant-Man series opposite Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily.
Deadline cited sources that said Majors will play the alien villain Kang the Conquerer, a major Marvel villain who has squared off with the Avengers on multiple occasions.
Given that Kang the Conquerer is just a bit too big (no pun intended) of a villain to contain in a single Ant-Man and Wasp movie, it is possible Kang may wind up a more prominent antagonist for the Avengers in the far future of the MCU. Did someone say Avengers 5?