Jonathan Majors Fired by Marvel Following Guilty Verdict
Following the guilty verdict of Jonathan Majors in his assault and harassment case against his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, the Marvel actor has been fired from Marvel Studios. According to Deadline, a studio rep confirmed the news about their decision not to move forward with Majors in the MCU.
In the Disney-owned Marvel films, Majors, 34, played the villain He Who Remains, who is also known as Kang the Conqueror. His character first appeared in the first season of the Loki series in 2021. Majors’ Kang then appeared in February’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He then returned in the second season of Loki, which premiered earlier this year. His character was supposed to be the main villain in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, scheduled for May 1, 2026. It is unclear at the time of publication whether Marvel will recast the role or drop the upcoming film altogether. Additionally, this year Majors appeared in Creed III with actor and director Michael B. Jordan. Majors’ two films that made hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office this year.
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As we earlier reported, Majors was found guilty of one count of assault and one count of harassment. He was acquitted of two other counts of assault and aggravated harassment in a split verdict Monday (December 18). Per ABC News, the Lovecraft Country star’s misdemeanor charges come from a March altercation in New York City with Jabbari. The verdict came after about 5 hours of deliberations over three days. The mixed verdict is a result of the jury believing Majors recklessly assaulted his ex-girlfriend but did not intentionally do so. Footage of the night in question was widely circulated on social media and was shown to the jury. The mixed decision found Majors didn’t commit aggravated harassment inside the SUV the two were in.
The jury in Jonathan Majors' domestic violence trial continues deliberating today.— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) December 18, 2023
I obtained the key prosecution exhibits from the Manhattan DA. No watermarks or added commentary, just the evidence as the jury got it.
Here's the key footage from outside the SUV. pic.twitter.com/lzRpma7Ily
Soon after his March arrest, Majors was fired by his manager 360 Entertainment and publicist The Lede Company. He was also let go from starring in a feature adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel, The Man in My Basement. Majors also lost an ad campaign for the Texas Rangers MLB team. Addtionally, he won’t be in an unannounced Otis Redding biopic which the actor was considering.