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Quantumania Star Jonathan Majors Reacts To Negative Reviews

March 5, 2023 | Posted by Jack Gregory
Jonathan Majors Kang Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Image Credit: Marvel Studios

The recent Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania film is one of the lowest-reviewed entries to the MCU, a fact that many feel bodes ill for the start of Phase Five of the MCU. In a recent interview with Screen Talk from IndieWire, Quantumania star Jonathan Majors shared his own thoughts on the bad press the film has thus far received (per JoBlo). Majors, who portrays King the Conqueror (the primary antagonist for Phase Five), has been largely commended for his performance and expressed his opinion that the reviews don’t change his perspective on the standards to which he holds himself as a performer. You can read a few highlights from Majors and watch the full interview below.

On if the negative press has shaken his view of the production: “It doesn’t change how I see myself, period. It’s all data. I’m a performance within a story. One thing I will say to my team as we’re leaving a premiere if they’re reading reviews, I’ll say, ‘How’s the movie doing?’ I try to clean my plate and take care of my part. The response is: ‘You’re straight. You’re good. They like you.’ And they tell me about the movie. Sometimes the movie is also on that level, and sometimes [it’s not].”

On hearing what others think of the film and its ratings: “It’s just people. They have an opinion. You always have an opinion. I’m no fool. I know these are people writing it. These aren’t my Yale professors or my drama teachers. These are people who have kids and they have a perspective, they have a religious upbringing or a lack thereof. They live in this town, or they want to be seen in this way or don’t want to be seen in this way. I look at the aggregate and, ok, 47. But what does that 47 mean when you also got this amount of box office? What do these things mean? It’s information. I am in the know. I won’t play myself. If you are a critic on a level, I probably know you and understand your politics.”