Marvel Drops Jonathan Majors Over Assault Conviction

Marvel Drops Jonathan Majors Over Assault Conviction

In a significant move, Marvel Studios has officially cut ties with actor Jonathan Majors after he was convicted of assaulting and harassing his former girlfriend. According to a reliable source with direct knowledge of the matter, Majors, who was slated to play the supervillain Kang the Conqueror in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, is no longer part of the project.

The actor, recognized for his roles in acclaimed projects such as “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” had been considered one of Hollywood’s rising stars. However, the recent legal troubles have led to his removal from the highly anticipated “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” scheduled for release in 2026.

The conviction, handed down by a Manhattan jury, included one misdemeanor assault charge and one harassment violation, with Majors being acquitted of aggravated harassment and another assault charge. The sentencing is set for February 6, with the actor facing a potential sentence of up to a year behind bars for the assault conviction.

Majors’ attorney, Priya Chaudhry, released a statement expressing gratitude for the jury’s decision regarding intentional injuries but disappointment over the perceived recklessness on Majors’ part. Chaudhry emphasized Majors’ commitment to clearing his name and thanked his supporters during the challenging legal process.

The abrupt separation leaves Marvel Studios in search of a new actor to take on the pivotal role of Kang the Conqueror in “Phase Six” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fallout from this development raises questions about the future direction of the franchise and the impact on the upcoming blockbuster.