Even though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well into its fifth phase and halfway through its Multiverse Saga, the future of the franchise's storytelling is in flux. Jonathan Majors will soon head to trial for domestic assault-related charges, and reports now suggest Marvel Studios will be moving on from Majors' leading role as Kang the Conqueror, the villain that's supposed to be the big bad in the MCU's coming films.
According to reports, Marvel Studios is considering recasting Jonathan Majors' role as Kang the Conqueror in Loki Season 2 due to the actor's upcoming trial for domestic assault-related charges. While Majors' legal troubles have not affected the first season of Loki, it seems Marvel Studios is taking precautions for future projects.
Despite Majors' legal troubles, Loki producer Kevin Wright tells us nothing was changed in the series as a result. In fact, Wright doubled down on the idea that the series was the first Marvel Studios project that didn't have reshoots.
"As far as where it's all going, I can't say and not because I am being coy, we're not a part of those projects. What I would say is, I mean, I know Michael Waldron is working on them and he loves obviously this world as he helped create it. And no, I mean the threat that we establish at the end of this is multiversal war will come. Sylvie is just saying, 'Let us have a chance.' So I hope that people continue to run with that because I would love to see what that story is."
Loki is once again joined by Mobius (Owen Wilson) as the two attempt to keep the timelines intact. After the events of Season 1 saw his variant Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) kill He Who Remains and unleash the wrath of Kang the Conqueror upon the Multiverse, Loki must once again embark on an adventure to keep reality from collapsing.
Fans of the series will be eagerly anticipating the release of Loki Season 2 as it continues the story of the Multiverse Saga within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, there are now questions surrounding the future of Jonathan Majors' role as Kang the Conqueror, and whether Marvel Studios will recast the character for the upcoming season.
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