Jonathan Majors Voiced 3 More ‘Loki’ Characters in Addition to Playing the Show’s Big Bad
Marvel’s Loki steadily built up to the reveal of its Big Bad, waiting until the season finale to tell fans who created the Time Variance Authority. When the big moment finally arrived, viewers may have recognized the actor portraying the new character. Before Loki, Jonathan Majors starred in HBO’s Lovecraft Country. He’s also known for his roles in Da 5 Bloods and When We Rise.
The main villain isn’t the only character from Loki that Majors portrayed either. In addition to playing the final boss, the actor also provided the voice for 3 other new faces.
[Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for Loki Episode 6.]
What villain does Jonathan Majors play in ‘Loki’?
No matter how many roles he has in Marvel’s Loki, Majors will go down in Marvel history as He Who Remains. Known in the comics as Kang the Conqueror, the fan-favorite villain was revealed as the person running the TVA — and he’s likely to become the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next Thanos-level threat.
Of course, the version of Majors’ character that fans meet in Loki is relatively tame. The real threat seems to involve his variants, all of whom Sylvie sets loose when she restores the multiverse. It’ll be interesting to see how Marvel handles the many versions of this character, as well as how Majors goes about capturing all of them.
The actor also voiced these 3 ‘Loki’ characters
He Who Remains might be Majors’ most exciting role in Loki, but the star provided the voices for all three Time-Keepers as well. The characters appeared in Episode 4, “The Nexus Event,” but they were exposed as puppets of the real person running the TVA.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Loki director Kate Herron likened the whole thing to the Wizard of Oz. With Majors as the “man behind the curtain,” it made sense for him to voice the Time-Keepers. It also enabled the creators to work the actor into the story ahead of the season finale.
“Something that was really fun for me was, we hadn’t, for example, cast the voice of the Time Keepers yet, because you know Wizard of Oz was an obvious reference of ours,” Herron explained. “I was like, ‘Oh, let’s get Jonathan to do it because he’s an amazing character actor,'” she said. “We sent him the art of all the characters and it was really fun [because] he was sending us all of these different voices he could do for each character, which was great.”
Will Jonathan Majors return for future Marvel projects?
As the Loki finale suggests, Marvel fans can expect to see more of Majors in future MCU projects. The franchise seems to be setting him up as its next major villain. On top of that, the studio announced in 2020 that the actor will appear in Ant-Man 3, cementing his place in at least one future film.
With Loki renewed for a second season, however, Majors is likely to make more than one appearance. After all, defeating him will probably be the key to restoring the Sacred Timeline — an effort that will span multiple films and series.
With all the enthusiasm surrounding Majors joining the MCU, Marvel would certainly be wise to capitalize on the actor’s — and his character’s — popularity. How long Majors sticks with the franchise remains to be seen, but Marvel stars tend to commit long-term. Hopefully, that’s the case for the newest addition to the Marvel family.