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Marvel Studios drops Jonathan Majors amid assault allegations

Marvel Studios drops Jonathan Majors amid assault allegations Jonathan Majors in the court (Getty Images)

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney have removed actor Jonathan Majors from all upcoming projects after he was convicted of assault and harassment on Monday, The Times-Tribune reports.

A Manhattan jury found the 34-year-old actor guilty of one misdemeanor assault charge and one harassment violation. The case is related to a fight in March with his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.

Despite being acquitted of a different assault charge and aggravated harassment, Majors is set to be sentenced on February 6. He refrained from commenting as he left the courthouse.

"Mr. Majors still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name," Majors's attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said.

According to BBC, the incident happened while the couple was in a car in New York, and Jabbari noticed a text message on Majors's phone from another woman. Prosecutors say that when she attempted to take the phone, he forcibly grabbed her, twisted her arm behind the back, and struck her in the head.

Majors's career

This swift decision of cinematic giants is a dramatic turnaround for Majors, once considered one of Hollywood's fastest-rising stars. He was initially cast as the antagonist Kang the Conqueror for the upcoming phase five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was set to play a significant role spanning multiple films and series. However, his future involvement in the expected "Avengers: The Kang Dynasty," scheduled for May 2026, is now uncertain. Disney has not provided comments on whether the role of Kang will be recast or if the project will take a different direction.

Marvel Studios drops Jonathan Majors amid assault allegations

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror (

Besides Marvel commitments, Majors recently starred in “Magazine Dreams,” which received praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Originally set for release on December 8, the film was pulled from the schedule by Disney-owned indie distributor Searchlight Pictures ahead of Majors's trial.

Majors's exit adds to a series of setbacks for Marvel, despite its unprecedented box-office success. "The Marvels," released in November, has been the weakest performer, with $204 million in global ticket sales.