Ant-Man villain actor responds to Quantumania's bad reviews

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has kicked off Phase Five in... not the best way. It's one of two MCU films to be rated 'Rotten' on Rotten Tomatoes, and set the record for the biggest week-on-week drop at the US box office for a Marvel movie with a whopping 69.9% decline.

But, even in the bad reviews, Jonathan Majors' performance as Kang was singled out as a positive aspect of the film, so what's it like being seen as the best part of a bad thing?

Majors spoke about the film's reception on IndieWire's 'Screen Talk' podcast, stating: "It doesn’t change how I see myself, period. It’s all data.

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"I’m a performance within a story. One thing I will say to my team as we’re leaving a premiere if they’re reading reviews, I’ll say, 'How’s the movie doing?' I try to clean my plate and take care of my part.

"The response is: 'You’re straight. You’re good. They like you.' And they tell me about the movie. Sometimes the movie is also on that level, and sometimes [it’s not]."

He's not bothered about what the critics say because he knows that critics are just people, adding: "They have an opinion. You always have an opinion. I’m no fool. I know these are people writing it.

"These aren’t my Yale professors or my drama teachers. These are people who have kids and they have a perspective, they have a religious upbringing or a lack thereof. They live in this town, or they want to be seen in this way or don’t want to be seen in this way.

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"I look at the aggregate and, ok, 47. But what does that 47 mean when you also got this amount of box office? What do these things mean? It’s information. I am in the know. I won’t play myself. If you are a critic on a level, I probably know you and understand your politics."

The film's writer also responded to the reviews and admitted the bad reviews took him by surprise.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is in cinemas now.

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