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She-Hulk Star Backs Colman Domingo Replacing Jonathan Majors in Kang Role

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With increasing speculation that Fear the Walking Dead and The Color Purple star Colman Domingo could be the lead candidate to replace Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a She-Hulk: Attorney at Law star backs the potential recasting.

Posting to her X and Instagram accounts, She-Hulk actor Ginger Gonzaga offered her thoughts on the possibility of Domingo stepping into the role of the villainous Kang in the MCU after Majors was recently fired from the role. On X, Gonzaga praised Domingo's acting chops and hopes Marvel makes the casting a reality. "Oh how I would love for these Colman Domingo as Kang rumors to be true! And I hope the writing for him is dynamic as is he as a performer," she said. Gonzaga later reaffirmed her approval in her Instagram stories, simply saying "Yes please" to a news report linking Domingo with the Kang role.

Gonzaga's sentiments echo those of MCU fans who have been buzzing over the possibility of Domingo becoming the new Kang ever since reports emerged on Jan. 1 that he was being considered for the role by Marvel Studios. Insider Daniel Richtman claimed Marvel is eyeing Domingo for the role, with the acclaimed actor having starred in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, The Color Purple and Rustin in 2023. Rustin garnered Domingo a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination. Additionally, he won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of a drug addict in the hit HBO series, Euphoria.

Domingo is one of several names tipped to take over the role of Kang in the MCU, with the likes of John Boyega, John David Washington and others mentioned as suitable candidates to play the time-warping big bad. Majors was ousted as Kang last December after being found guilty by a New York judge of assault and harassment regarding an incident between him and ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. Majors awaits sentencing following the conviction, which is expected to take place on Feb. 6. He faces up to a year in prison.

Kang was supposed to be a centerpiece of the MCU for years to come, as the next two Avengers movies were framed to mainly revolve around the character. However, the next Avengers film dropped its original title, The Kang Dynasty, following the conviction as Marvel decided whether to recast Kang or go with a new villain, with Doctor Doom linked as a potential replacement.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga may get the chance to reprise her role as Nikki Ramos, a paralegal and the best friend of Tatiana Maslany's lead character in She-Hulk. Reportedly, Season 2 of She-Hulk is being planned at Marvel, with insiders claiming last August that development would start following the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Season 1 of the series was well received by critics but panned by audiences, attracting the lowest score for an MCU Disney+ show at 32%, and was called out for its use of CGI.

Fans can stream Season 1 of She-Hulk in its entirety on Disney+.

Source: X/Instagram

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