Jonathan Majors' Kang is the best-rated MCU villain from early test screenings

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no stranger to memorable villains but it appears Jonathan Majors' Kang might be the best of them all.

The villains are as integral to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the heroes and it appears that the next slate of MCU films, starting with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is about to get the best of them.

Jonathan Majors' Kang Is The Best-rated Mcu Villain From Early Test Screenings
Jonathan Majors appears to have stolen the show in Paul Rudd's third solo outing as Ant-Man in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, had high praise for Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying:

In the early days of ‘Quantumania’ [test screenings], Jonathan started to pop in a big way. He’s the highest-testing villain we’ve ever had in any of our friends and families [screenings]. That’s really saying something with a movie like this. Even early on without the effects, Jonathan is his own effect. He was working from the start.

Jonathan Majors, who's had a relatively quick rise through the Hollywood ranks since appearing as a young Ken Jones in 2017's When We Rise, has had multiple impactful performances over the years. Although Majors hasn't won a significant Hollywood award for his acting performance yet, many believe it's only a matter of time. Majors' Kang likely won't be winning him an Oscar award anytime soon but Feige's praise is noteworthy.

Jonathan Majors' Kang Is The Best-rated Mcu Villain From Early Test Screenings
The more we hear about Majors' performance as Kang, the more excited we become that he'll be a fixture in the MCU for at least the next three years if not longer.

Unlike Thanos, who was more of a behind-the-scenes orchestrator during the Infinity saga of the MCU, Kang is going to join the Multiverse Saga much earlier as Ant-Man 3 hits theaters on February 17.

Majors' first appearance as Kang on the big screen is important. When you consider Feige's praise and what the critics are saying about Ant-Man 3, it appears Majors put in the work to do Kang justice.

Perhaps the only valid question left now is, how much more Majors are we going to see in the MCU? After debuting as He Who Remains the Loki Season 1 finale, Majors might play more Kang variants going forward. After all, the last we heard is that the Beyonder will serve as the main antagonist of Avengers: Secret Wars and Marvel could re-write him as a Kang variant.

Jonathan Majors' Kang Is The Best-rated Mcu Villain From Early Test Screenings
According to Jonathan Majors, Kang is a "Nexus Being" like the Scarlet Witch and maybe even Loki.

For now, Majors' future appearances in the MCU are pure speculation. What's guaranteed is that Feige and the critics love his performance so far. We'll find out soon enough if audiences have similar thoughts.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter and LinkedIn.