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Has Marvel found their replacement for the next ultimate villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)?
According to writer and insider Daniel Richtman, Emmy Award-winning actor Colman Domingo is rumored to be circulating as “one option” for MCU’s Kang the Conqueror, however, Richtman emphasizes the decision process is still in its “very early days”. Kang the Conqueror, slated to be MCU’s “big bad” (post-Thanos), was originally played by rising star Jonathan Majors.
Amidst the production setbacks from the simultaneous SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes compounded with the recent criminal charges against Majors, 2023 has proven to be a major setback for the Disney-controlled studio company. To make matters worse, Majors has already made notable appearances as Kang in the MCU in two seasons of Loki as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, muddling the creative process even further.
On December 18th, Majors was found guilty of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassment against his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, which were charged as a misdemeanor and violation respectively.
On two additional charges, Majors was found not guilty of intentional assault in the third degree and not guilty of aggravated harassment in the second degree. Sentencing begins on February 6th, and the convictions may result in a sentence of up to one year in prison.
Following the verdict, Marvel immediately fired Majors from any upcoming MCU films. Subsequently, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty also lost its original title and internally the film is apparently being referred to as “Avengers 5” until a new title is set.
As a result of these changes, the role of Kang the Conqueror is now potentially wide open for the taking if Marvel Studios decides to move forward with including Kang in the upcoming MCU storylines.
Although the Kang replacement rumors have not been totally verified, social media excitedly took to the idea of the talented Colman Domingo taking center stage in the MCU.
As we all know, Domingo has an impressive record and versatility to boot. He has starred in several major productions such as Euphoria, Fear the Walking Dead, Rustin, and most recently The Color Purple. From his background, Domingo has more than proven his skill at executing a range of characters, including villains, making him an exceptional substitute for Kang the Conqueror.
In an Awards Watch interview, Colman Domingo himself has expressed interest in playing a villain in either the Marvel or DC cinematic universes.
“When it comes to Marvel and DC…I think I’m ready now. I’m worked out, fit, I think I want to play a villain…I just want to be the villain. I don’t want to be the good guy. I actually want to do some really nasty, dirty work,” said Colman Domingo.
Gayes, can you see Colman Domingo as MCU's next Kang? We sure can!