Of course, actually casting Denzel Washington as Kang seems like a long shot. The Academy Award winner has never starred in a superhero flick, but he might be open to it. In a 2018 interview with JOE.ie, Washington declared, “Never say never” when it came to working with Marvel or DC. Plus, audiences have seen him play a terrifying villain in “Training Day,” so he certainly has the chops to portray Kang.
If Washington is going to join the MCU, it’s probably not going to be Kang. It’s been reported that Marvel is no longer referring to the next Avengers movie as “The Kang Dynasty.” Instead, it’s being referred to at this time as “Avengers 5.” Dropping the Kang subtitle certainly suggests that Marvel is moving on from the character entirely and pursuing some other storyline. There’s likely some other antagonist, such as Doctor Doom, that can lead up to “Avengers: Secret Wars,” or perhaps the studio will simply divide that movie into two parts.
There’s no shortage of significant parts Denzel Washington could feasibly play in the MCU. There was even a rumor Marvel offered the role of Galactus in the new “Fantastic Four” movie to Washington, but he turned it down. Whether that’s true or not is up in the air, but perhaps there’s another part in the franchise Washington would be interested in, either as a good guy or a villain. An actor of his caliber deserves something spectacular, so if or when he joins the MCU, it better be something outstanding.