Hollywood darling Jonathan Majors’ meteoric rise has come crashing down after a New York jury found him guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Hours after the verdict, Marvel Studios and Disney swiftly cut ties, dropping Majors from all upcoming projects, including the highly anticipated “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.”
Majors, who shot to prominence as the villainous Kang in “Loki” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” was convicted of one misdemeanor assault charge and one harassment violation stemming from a March incident with then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. While Majors pleaded not guilty, claiming Jabbari was the aggressor, the jury disagreed.
The conviction throws a major wrench into Marvel’s carefully crafted cinematic universe. Majors had been slated to become a central figure, with “The Kang Dynasty” serving as his crowning achievement. The studio remains tight-lipped about how they will proceed, leaving fans to speculate on a potential recast or a complete overhaul of the Kang storyline.
The news also casts a shadow over Majors’ acting career. Once considered a future A-lister, his conviction may prove difficult to overcome. The industry has a track record of unforgivingness towards actors embroiled in serious legal troubles.
While details of sentencing are still pending, one thing is certain: Jonathan Majors’ journey in Hollywood has taken a sudden, and potentially irreversible, turn. Only time will tell if he can reclaim his footing in the wake of this devastating blow.