Marvel Studios is reportedly eyeing John David Washington, star of the hit film TENET, as a potential candidate for the role of the new Kang.
Marvel Studios is currently grappling with a significant challenge in the wake of Jonathan Majors’ legal issues, which led to his departure from the role of Kang the Conqueror. Majors was recently found guilty on charges of intentional assault and aggravated harassment by a New York jury, prompting the need for a replacement.
While a straightforward recast could resolve the issue, fans have expressed concerns about the portrayal of Kang as a formidable antagonist, especially after his defeat in “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.” Despite the potential to introduce a new villain in the form of Doctor Doom, Marvel Studios is reportedly committed to keeping Kang as the lead antagonist for the upcoming Multiverse Saga.
Speculation about potential replacements for Kang has included names like Colman Domingo and, more recently, John David Washington. The “Tenet” star is rumoured to be in consideration for the role, alongside Domingo. However, no final decision is expected until later this year.
The idea of introducing a new Kang Variant is a possibility, mirroring previous instances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where characters were recast without much acknowledgment. The casting of John David Washington, known for his standout performances in films like “BlacKkKlansman,” “Tenet,” and “Malcolm & Marie,” could bring a fresh perspective and depth to the iconic time-traveling character.
Taking on the role of Kang could further solidify Washington’s presence in the realm of blockbuster entertainment. As Marvel Studios navigates this casting dilemma, the question remains: Do you believe John David Washington would be a suitable choice to portray the MCU’s new Kang?