Marvel Fires Super Star Actor from Upcoming 'Avengers' Films Following Assault Verdict

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.20 - 2023 7:15 AM CET

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Jonathan Majors, once a rising Hollywood star, has been found guilty of third-degree reckless assault and harassment following a high-profile trial involving accusations from his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.

As a result of this verdict, reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios has taken swift action by removing Majors from their upcoming blockbuster projects ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’ and ‘Avengers: Secret Wars’.

In these films, Majors was set to reprise his role as the supervillain Kang the Conqueror, a character he portrayed in ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ and the second season of ‘Loki’. The dismissal comes as both ‘Avengers’ films are still in development, with ‘Loki’ creator Michael Waldron on board as the screenwriter.

The fallout from the assault case has seen Majors dropped by several collaborators, including his manager and PR firm.

His involvement in several film projects was halted in the spring, and in October, Disney decided to remove ‘Magazine Dreams’, a completed film starring Majors, from their release schedule.

Following the verdict, Majors’ lawyer expressed his gratitude for the support from his family, friends, and fans during these challenging eight months. The lawyer also stated that Majors is looking forward to fully clearing his name.

The Hollywood Reporter provided coverage of these developments and the response from Majors’ legal representative.

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