ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Actor Jonathan Majors attends a press junket for "When We Rise" on Day Two of aTVfest 2017 presented by SCAD on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD)

Jonathan Majors is having a good year, having starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and the Jordan Peele-produced HBO series Lovecraft Country. And now, Deadline reports that he might be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Deadline reports that Majors will play the cosmic super-villain Kang The Conqueror in the third Ant-Man movie, opposite Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man) and Evangeline Lily (Hope Pym/the Wasp).  Little is known about the next Ant-Man installment, including whether or not Lawrence Fishburne will return as Bill Foster, and if he does, will he become Goliath, the character that Foster becomes in the comic books.

Collider speculates that Kang in the third Ant-Man could lead to the introduction of the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Kang’s history is connected to the FF (it’s complicated) but Disney just acquired the Fantastic Four (as well as the X-Men) from Fox, and — presumably — will reboot those characters and introduce them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point.

Sign me up for the 101 WRIF Cybercrew email newsletter!

Join the 101 WRIF Cybercrew to get everything that rocks sent right to your inbox from The Riff! You’ll get updates on concerts and your favorite bands, along with exclusive chances to win. Plus news and stories from all around metro Detroit!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.