Jonathan Majors Dropped by Marvel Following Guilty Verdict

Jonathan Majors has been dropped by Marvel and his character, Kang the Conqueror, will be recast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The decision follows Majors’ conviction of reckless assault in the third degree and harassment on Monday.

Majors portrayed Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, a character established as the primary antagonist for the current Multiverse Saga, much like Thanos was the keystone villain of the previous Infinity Saga. Majors debuted as a “variant” of Kang called He Who Remains in Season 1 of the Disney+ series Loki, returning in this year’s Season 2 as another variant named Victor Timely. He also starred in this year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as the Kang the Conqueror variant, as well as the dozens of other variants in The Council of Kangs mid-credits scene.

At the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel announced the next two Avengers films would be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, with plans to shoot the Kang-centric productions back-to-back. Even Monday’s guilty verdict, rumors began swirling that Marvel was looking to adjust its upcoming slate in the wake of the actor’s actions, with some suggesting the stories may pivot to focus on the iconic Doctor Doom instead.

The Hollywood Reporter says Marvel plans to move forward with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty with a different actor in Majors’

Majors has also been dropped by both his talent manager and publicist following his arrest, and lost several other film roles, including an adaptation of the 2004 Walter Mosley novel The Man in My Basement and an Otis Redding biopic. Disney also removed his upcoming film, Magazine Dreams, from its release schedule.

This is a developing story…

Author: Michael

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