It has been more than a week since Jonathan Majors made his surprise appearance as The One Who Remains in the final of Loki, and the actor has finally talked about the character and how the next time we see him Kang, he will not be the same as the variant portrayed in Loki. Talking about the role in the new short documentary. Assembly which is now on Disney +.
Jonathan Majors’s appearance on the show was delayed until the episode that aired, and when it did arrive, it was certainly a different introduction to Kang The Conqueror than many had expected. He Who Remains was giddy, playful, and seemingly quite benevolent compared to many Marvel villains, but that’s exactly how this iteration was intended to appear, thanks to its eons of isolation at the end of time.
Jonathan Majors says: “The archetype of the magician and what happens to him when he gets bored and becomes a trickster. I think that when we meet the One who remains he is on the limit of those two things. You don’t really know where he is and I think ambiguity that’s one of the bad things about it. “
“The one who remains has lived forever,” he continued. “One of the best things I was able to experience with our costume designer is that each piece we decided on was from a different place. The cape he was wearing was from the Victorian era. The shoes were from Genghis Khan. The pants from Mongolia, etc. He just mixes it up and mixes it up and informs the character. “
“I think that with He who remains, the goal for me was to give myself the largest canvas possible. From that, when Kang begins to lift his head and do his actions, in many ways, he has no choice but to be in opposition. or be different from the One who abides, “Majors explained. “That was what got me and pushed me to take on the role. Kang lives in as many iterations as He Who Remains says, ‘Reincarnation, baby.’
The one that remains is essentially the first glimpse of what is to come, almost like that cameo of a smiling Thanos just there in United Avengers, or Lord Vodemort’s first appearance in the first film of the Harry Potter franchise. This is a variant of Kang that he has seen all along and now wants to break free of him, possibly realizing that by keeping the “sacred timeline” to prevent another more powerful version of himself from conquering the universe, or even multiverse, rather than just sitting at the end of time staring at it.
With Kang confirmed to appear as the main villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and potentially poised to appear anywhere as a variant of himself between now and then, he’s a character Majors will have a lot of fun playing with before he’s done. With the multiverse now wide open, Marvel has so many ways to play that the end of the Infinity saga, it was just a small springboard into a much more expansive future.