Colman Domingo Reacts to Rumor He's Replacing Jonathan Majors as Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Rustin and The Color Purple's Colman Domingo addressed all that wishful thinking about him joining the MCU with E! News' Keltie Knight at the 2024 Golden Globes.

By Natalie Finn Jan 08, 2024 12:41 AMTags
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One mesmerizing Colman Domingo performance at a time, people, please!

Or no more than two, thank you! But the Golden Globe nominee for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his uncanny portrayal of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in Rustin—who is also stealing all his scenes as Mister in The Color Purple—can't help that he's high on the list of stars whom fans would love to see join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And while they aren't the circumstances anyone wanted, there's an opening now that Jonathan Majors is no longer playing super-villain Kang following his conviction on misdemeanor assault and harassment charges. (He pleaded not guilty and denied the accusations against him.)

"I don't know what to say about any of it!" Domingo exclusively told E! News' Keltie Knight on the red carpet ahead of the 2024 Golden Globes. "I've heard all the rumors—of course I would love to be a part of the MCU. What actor wouldn't want to be?"

That being said, he acknowledged that it was a "complicated" situation. (And even if the contract was signed, sealed and delivered, the spoiler-averse MCU would have long since sworn him to secrecy, naturally.)

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"I don't even know what to say," he reiterated, stressing with a laugh that he was blinking, not winking, as Knight teased him to do as a tacit yes gesture. "But I love the fact that I'm in all these conversations, that's a beautiful thing."

The 54-year-old, who's also in the Oscar conversation for his gripping turn in The Color Purple (Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks constitute the film's sole Globe nominations), is unequivocally enjoying a moment, one that's been years in the making.

Domingo, clad in custom Louis Vuitton, told Knight that he likes to think he's persevered when the going got tough in his business with the spirit of his parents. "My parents both passed away in 2006," he explained, "and they gave me nothing but love, support and encouragement. And by 2006 I was still an actor who would bartend here and there and work in the theater. But I know that they gave me a lot of love and a lot of faith, and to believe in things that I couldn't see. I think that that's how I'm here."

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"Here" being at the Globes and starring in a feature musical that counts Oprah Winfrey and Barack and Michelle Obama as producers.

Winfrey "pours all the love into her cast at all times," Domingo shared. "When I tell you I couldn't feel more supported, she looked at me as being a leader [on The Color Purple] and would call me at least once a week and ask what we need...We would talk about the soul of how we make it. So that's what she's concerned about."

And if it were up to Winfrey, everyone in the cast would get a Globe.

Just to be there, though, was "a career achievement," Domingo marveled. "Just to be in the room, to be nominated with my colleagues—whether it's Leo DiCaprio or Bradley [Cooper]—it's incredible."

Scroll on to see all the stars in attendance at the 2024 Golden Globes (and don't miss complete coverage of the show on E! News Monday, Jan. 8, at 11 p.m.):

Florence Pugh

In custom Valentino dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Taylor Swift

In custom Gucci dress and De Beers jewelry.

Margot Robbie

In custom Giorgio Armani Privé dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Oprah Winfrey

In Louis Vuitton dress and Chopard jewelry.

Emma Stone

In custom Louis Vuitton.

Timothée Chalamet

In Celine suit and Cartier jewelry.

Jennifer Lopez

In custom Nicole + Felicia Couture.

Selena Gomez

In custom Giorgio Armani Privé.

Hailee Steinfeld

In custom Prada.

Ryan Gosling

In custom Gucci.

Reese Witherspoon

In Monique Lhuillier dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Emily Blunt

In custom Alexander McQueen dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Angela Bassett

In Dolce & Gabbana dress and Lagos jewelry.

Brie Larson

In Prada dress and Kwiat jewelry.

Jennifer Lawrence

In Dior dress and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Dua Lipa

In Schiaparelli dress and and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

America Ferrera

In custom Dolce & Gabbana dress and Harry Winston jewelry.

Jennifer Aniston

In Dolce & Gabbana.

Natalie Portman

In Dior dress and De Beers jewelry.

Jeremy Allen White

In Calvin Klein suit, Ferragamo shoes and Briony Raymond jewelry.

Ayo Edebiri

In custom Prada dress and Boucheron jewelry.

Naomi Watts

In Fendi dress and Harry Winston jewelry.

Amanda Seyfried

In custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown and Pomellato jewelry.

Billie Eillish

In Willy Chavarria outfit and Anita Ko jewelry.

Julia Garner

In Gucci.

Julianne Moore

In custom Bottega Veneta.

Quinta Bunson

In custom Balmain dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Meryl Streep

In custom Valentino dress, Bella Rosa Collection bag and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Rachel Brosnahan

In custom Sergio Hudson dress and Swarovski jewelry.

Matt Bomer

In custom Brioni.

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