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Report: 'Lovecraft' star Jonathan Majors gets big 'Ant-Man' role

Actor Jonathan Majors currently stars in HBO's supernatural

Actor Jonathan Majors currently stars in HBO's supernatural horror drama "Lovecraft Country." Credit: Getty Images for IFP / Jemal Countess

"Lovecraft Country" star Jonathan Majors will play a major role in the third Ant-Man movie.

Deadline.com on Monday said Majors, 31, will star opposite Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The traditionally tight-lipped Marvel Studios has not confirmed Majors' casting or his role, which "sources close to the project" told Deadline may be that of the time-traveling supervillain Kang the Conqueror.

As previously announced, Peyton Reed, director of "Ant-Man" (2015) and "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018), will return for this installment. Distributor Disney has not confirmed a release date, although 2022 is expected.

Majors appears to have no social-media accounts and has not commented publicly. He stars as Atticus Freeman in HBO's supernatural horror drama "Lovecraft Country," in which a young man embarks "on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams)," hitting the road with friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance). The premium cable network's series is based on Matt Ruff's 2016 novel of the same name.

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