As Jonathan Majors continues to fight his DV case, it appears the internet has already settled on a possible replacement in the MCU … another bad guy in a new superhero movie.
We’re talking about Chukwudi Iwuji — who made a splash this weekend in the third ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ flick as the big bad, the High Evolutionary … and who left audiences and comic book fans more than impressed with his epic performance.
I saw some people saying that they want Chukwudi Iwuji to replace Jonathan Majors as the MCU’s Kang if he gets recasted considering how great he was in GOTG 3 so how would you feel about this? If this happened it could be explained that the High Evolutionary was a Kang variant pic.twitter.com/DG4u96Al5t
— Bart (Guardians 3 Era) (@Bart2389) May 5, 2023
While the HE meets his grisly demise in the end (spoiler) … a lot of folks on the bird app are nominating Iwuji as the next would-be Kang the Conqueror if things go south for JM.
There’s chatter about how Iwuji’s take on his supervillain is how Kang should’ve been portrayed in the ‘Ant-Man’ film that recently featured him … namely, over the top and downright ruthless — which is certainly how Iwuji’s High Evolutionary comes across.
High Evolutionary was the villain Kang was supposed to be pic.twitter.com/PqhSlGf3mi
— Nikita Pahwa (@PahwaNikita) May 5, 2023
As the comparisons continue to fly … a good handful of Twitter users are also straight up saying Iwuji should be considered to step in as Kang if Disney decides to ultimately drop Majors — which they have not done yet, and which may be premature at this point.
This “what if” speculation seems to be a mix of praise for Iwuji and jumping the gun on Majors’ MCU future. Frankly, ever since he was arrested — a lot of names have been floated as possible stand-ins … but now, it would seem Iwuji’s at the front of the line in fans’ eyes.
I cannot stress enough how absolutely perfect Chukwudi Iwuji is for this role. There hasn’t been as fucked up a villain as the High Evolutionary in the MCU until him. If they have to recast Kang, use this as a stepping off, make High Evolutionary a variant. Incredible villain. https://t.co/YeZs1WenOr
— Thanos Jones, Conjuror of Cheap Tricks (@Reverend_Thanos) May 5, 2023
Again … there’s been no indication from Disney that they’re considering cutting Majors loose just yet — despite the fact that he’s been dropped from other projects and organizations.
As we’ve reported … his team has repeatedly denied he did anything wrong from the beginning, and have even suggested he was the victim here — while also claiming to have evidence that they say will exonerate him. We’ve seen surveillance footage of the woman in question out partying after the alleged incident … and she appears to be fine/uninjured.
Of course, he’ll have his day in court soon enough. The guy’s scheduled to appear before a judge on Monday — where his team will undoubtedly push for the charges to be dropped.
Like everyone else, we’re sure Disney will be monitoring … as Majors is a key figure in their Marvel plans, with scheduled appearances in several more films and TV shows as Kang.
If they do choose to go their separate ways, though … it would appear the people are cool with a Plan B, and his name is Chukwudi Iwuji.