LOKI Director Kate Herron on the Cast of Jonathan Majors as the MCU’s Next Big Villain (Exclusive) – .

LOKI Director Kate Herron on the Cast of Jonathan Majors as the MCU’s Next Big Villain (Exclusive) – .

The season finale of Loki turned the Marvel Cinematic Universe upside down, as the God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia di Martino) entered the Citadel at the end of time and finally found the man behind all their troubles: The One Who remains (Jonathan Majors).
Even though his time in the MCU was relatively short, he made a lasting impression and set the stage for a whole multiverse of new stories that will presumably introduce some of his deadliest variants – none greater than the almighty Kang. the Conqueror, who was briefly teased in the dying moments of the finale and will make his debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which hits theaters on February 17, 2023.

While we’ve known for nearly a year that Majors will be joining the MCU – a report officially confirmed last December by Kevin Feige himself – his appearance in Loki came as a major shock. When she met director Kate Herron earlier this week, she revealed how that initial story revealed he was in Quantumanie somewhat eased the pressure on the Loki team because no one expected him to show up so soon.

« Yeah, that was definitely because when that role was played, basically it was a conversation with me, with Peyton, then with Marvel, so we were all chatting about the actors we thought could be great and Jonathan was just that. ‘an actor who we all said to each other,’ Oh my gosh, we would be so lucky to have him ‘, and I think for me that was pretty good when that press release came out because he hijacked from our show, you know like everyone I kind of expected him to appear in that movie and obviously knew, oh, well, it’s not Kang, but we have a variant of that character in our show, which is so much fun I think, so no, I think it was a huge honor to be a part of and launch it. »

As for the instantly iconic entry to The One Who Stays, she told us it was still a scripted moment, but that the majors had room to play with the character’s whims and make it entirely their own.

« I honestly think the writers wrote that he got out of the elevator and it was still there, and I think for me there was a kind of flippancy in the writing, which was really fun, with which Jonathan definitely played. and picked up and then obviously made his own and I think for me it was from that point on, it was kind of a throwback.

It was just to create tension, so like with Miss Minutes, I loved the idea of ​​the fear of jumping with her because the audience is already thinking, oh wait, we just had this horrible fear of jumping. with it you almost expect to wait for another one and then when it shows up and it obviously doesn’t happen. He sits casually in the elevator and thinks to himself, “Oh, what’s wrong?” Kind of thing I find so funny, and yes for me it was always about playing with expectations and I love the kind of relaxed nature of his character. I thought it was so much fun. “

Loki the first season is now airing on Disney +!


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