New from The HoloFiles from Josh and George Bate: Jonathan Majors Performances to Watch Before ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.

Jonathan Majors makes his big-screen debut as Kang the Conqueror in next month’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. If the trailers haven’t got you excited enough, Majors has an impressive filmography that will make the wait to Ant-Man’s February 17 release date all the more difficult.

Here are four performances of Jonathan Majors that are more than worth watching.

Devotion

J.D. Dillard directed Jonathan Majors in this biographical war picture about the comradeship between naval officers Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner during the Korean War. Majors elevates an otherwise standard biopic, and helps deliver the movie’s most dramatic and impactful moments.

Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee directed this stylized ensemble piece about four Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in which they served to find the remains of their fallen leader and a treasure they buried. Jonathan Majors plays David, who plays the son of Delroy Lindo’s character Paul. While Lindo is the film’s standout, Majors plays a significant role in the film, largely representing the younger generation amidst a more senior cast.

Lovecraft Country

Jonathan Majors headlined this canceled HBO series about about a young Black man, who travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father and soon comes to learn of the darkness surrounding a famous town that H.P. Lovecraft used in many of his horrifying tales. The series excellently fuses an exploration of American racism and segregation with a different take on Lovecraftian horror, and is anchored by a strong lead performance by Majors.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Joe Talbot co-wrote and directed this underappreciated indie film. Jimmie and his best friend Mont, played by Jonathan Majors, try to reclaim the home built by Jimmie’s grandfather, which puts them on a journey that explores their past and tests their friendship. Arguably Majors’ best performance is featured in this film, with the relationship between his character and Jimmie poignantly grounding the film.

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