Majors had been expected to play a significant role in the upcoming phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, due to his pending trial on domestic violence charges in New York, the studio is reevaluating its plans to make his character, Kang the Conqueror, the central focus of their future projects.
It is essential to note that Jonathan Majors claims to be the victim in this case, but the potential harm to his reputation and the possibility of losing the trial have led Marvel to reconsider its strategy.
According to the report from Variety, it appears that Kang the Conqueror might be replaced by the iconic Marvel Comics antagonist, Doctor Doom. This change is expected to have a major impact on the upcoming storylines of MCU.
While Doctor Doom has long been rumored to make an appearance in the MCU’s Multiverse Saga, these revised plans could potentially lead to a more prominent role for the character in the narrative.
The report reads, “At the gathering in Palm Springs, executives discussed backup plans, including pivoting to another comic book adversary, like Dr. Doom. But making any shift would carry its own headaches.”
The suggestion that Doctor Doom could have made an earlier appearance anyway might have allowed Marvel to make relatively minor adjustments to their overall plans. This is particularly relevant because there have been previous hints that Doctor Doom could play the role of the villain in Avengers: Secret Wars.