That final shoe may have just fallen after Marvel Studios and Disney dropped actor Jonathan Majors after his conviction of assaulting his former girlfriend.
The rising star was just featured in the third installment of “Creed” and was primed to reach new heights after Disney pegged him to play the main character, Kang in a movie that was slated to come out in 2026 “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” has officially lost that role. According to The Associated Press, a source informed the media outlet that both companies decided to cut all ties with Majors after a Manhattan jury found the actor guilty of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault.
Neither Marvel nor Disney have made any public comments nor have they released any plans on whether the role of Kang will be recast or if this changes their upcoming plans for the franchise in general.
Majors’ fall from grace began after the incident, which occurred on March 25, 2023, in New York City, took place. His former girlfriend, Grace Jabbari accused him of assaulting her after she supposedly found text messages on Majors’ phone from another woman. The encounter happened in the backseat of a chauffeured car and video tape showed that it continued into the streets of Manhattan.
During the trial, his attorney, Priya Chaudhry stated that her client was the victim of “white lies, big lies, and pretty little lies” by Jabbari so she could carry out revenge on someone who may have been unfaithful. After the dispute took place and she went praying with strangers after the incident, he saw her passed out on the bed. He contacted authorities and was then arrested when they came to the scene.
“He called 911 out of concern for her, and his fear of what happens when a Black man in America came true,” Chaudhry said.
But prosecutor Kelli Galaway stated that Majors was following a “well-worn playbook” that is used by abusers to show their victims as attackers.
“This is not a revenge plot to ruin the defendant’s life or his career,” Galaway said. “You were asked why you are here? Because domestic violence is serious.”
The next court date for the “Creed III” actor is scheduled for Feb. 6. He is looking at a possible year in jail for the assault conviction.
Jonathan Majors Dropped By Marvel Studios And Disney After Conviction