Jonathan Majors dropped by Marvel after assault conviction
Marvel has severed ties with actor Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty on Monday of assaulting his former girlfriend following a two-week trial.
The studio, while not providing additional details, confirmed that Majors would no longer be associated with Marvel projects.
Majors, who gained prominence in Marvel Studios’ films with his debut in 2021 as He Who Remains in the “Loki” Season 1 finale, was set to portray the villain Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” This development was anticipated to be a crucial part of Marvel’s broader plans for the character, leading up to the film “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” slated for 2026.
Throughout the trial, Majors maintained his innocence, with his attorney Priya Chaudhry arguing that the accuser, Grace Jabbari, had fabricated the entire story.
Reports in March had indicated a dispute between the two, resulting in Jabbari being hospitalised for minor injuries.
According to an article from the Los Angeles Times, prosecutors contended that Majors had been physically and psychologically abusive toward Jabbari over the years, culminating in the alleged assault. Meanwhile, Majors’ defense team claimed that Jabbari was the actual aggressor. Despite her arrest in October after turning herself in, the Manhattan district attorney’s office did not pursue charges against Jabbari.