Creed III: Jonathan Majors teases Kang taking on The Avengers

Jonathan Majors has fought Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm and sparred verbally with Loki. Next, the actor will box Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed in Creed III. And beyond that, Majors – who plays Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – will wage war on The Avengers in the upcoming ensemble picture Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. It’s a challenge he is very much looking forward to. Creed III is in cinemas and IMAX from 3 March.

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JACK SHEPHERD: We enjoyed your character because although he's in the ring with Adonis Creed, he's not quite a villain. So how did you find empathy within the darkness of this character?

JONATHAN MAJORS: I just didn't judge him. I tried to understand him the best I could and advocate for him. I saw his argument. I believed in his argument and just trusted him. And empathy is a very powerful-- a very powerful muscle. And applied all of that to today.

JACK SHEPHERD: I mean, you fought Adonis Creed. You've fought Ant-Man. You've sparred with words with Loki. But next on the dance card of the "Avengers," what excites you about that future? And how are you-- yeah, what excites you about that? What's the challenge of that?

JONATHAN MAJORS: Well, I mean, there's so many of them, [LAUGHS] which is interesting because when you're an adversary or going up against the popular thing, be the Adonis, be that Ant-Man, be that Loki, be the Avengers. You're tasked with a job to oppose them all properly, it's a bit of a love language, to understand how to make impact within it.

If you have a Navy fight in the Air Force, there's no-- there's no combat. You know what I mean? It's a Navy against a Navy. You know what I mean? And so when you're playing an antagonist, you have to then be able to adapt to whoever it is you're coming across, which is a huge opportunity for an actor. You know what I mean?

It's a lot of fun where you have one choice or one set of choices dealing with an Ant-Man or Loki or Creed. With the potential of the Avengers picture, depending on how many of them there are, I get to adapt potentially to each and every one of them, which is a lot of fun. A lot of work, but a lot of fun.

JACK SHEPHERD: Hopefully, we'll see you win maybe. That would be fun. [LAUGHS]

JONATHAN MAJORS: They don't want to let me win apparently. [LAUGHS] I'm actually 0 for 3.