Jonathan Majors Dropped By Marvel Following Guilty Verdict For Harassment & Assault Of Ex-Girlfriend Grace Jabbari


Jonathan Majors, Grace Jabbari

Jonathan Majors Dropped By Marvel Following Guilty Verdict For Harassment & Assault Of Ex-Girlfriend Grace Jabbari

Update: (Dec. 18, 2023): Looks like the higher-ups over at Marvel have some re-casting to do.

According to reports, the studio has decided to part ways with Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty in his domestic violence case. As we recently reported, Majors was convicted today (Dec. 18) of one count of harassment in the second degree and misdemeanor assault in the third degree for a dispute-gone-wrong he had in March with his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.

He was initially facing four charges but was acquitted of one count of intentional assault in the third degree and one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree.

After the verdict was announced, news quickly broke that Marvel opted not to have Majors return to play Kang, the central antagonist in the Multiverse Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this time, there has been no word on who will ultimately replace the actor.


Original Story: (Nov. 3, 2023): Marvel Cinematic Universe could potentially part ways with Jonathan Majors.

According to reports, “the most pressing issue” during an annual meeting in Palm Springs, attended by Marvel executives, was how to handle Jonathan Majors as he heads to trial for domestic assault. The embattled actor portrayed Kang the Conqueror in 2023’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and is part of the Disney+ series Loki.

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Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo by Jay Maidment. © 2022 MARVEL.

Jonathan Majors was slated to appear in a number of other upcoming Marvel productions, including a fifth Avengers film — but his future remains uncertain as the studio grows anxious. During the retreat, there were reportedly discussions about switching the MCU’s focus to another nemesis or recasting Majors‘ role completely.

The news follows Disney’s decision to postpone the release of Majors‘ forthcoming film, Magazine Dreams, which was scheduled to premiere in theaters on December 4.

Loki executive producer Kevin Wright previously shared he never had conversations about removing Majors off the current season of the show, despite the appearance of negotiations during the Marvel conference. At the time, he said, “It felt hasty to do anything without knowing how all of this plays out.”

As previously reported, Majors, 34, was arrested in March on misdemeanor allegations of domestic violence after his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, accused the actor of strangling her. At the time, the New York Police Department said,

“The victim informed police she was assaulted. The victim sustained minor injuries to her head and neck and was removed to an area hospital in stable condition.”

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Majors was hit with numerous minor charges of harassment and violence two days later. However, his attorney has said the actor “is completely innocent and probably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.”

The actor filed a domestic violence complaint against Jabbari in June. She was arrested on October 25 and charged with assault and criminal mischief.

Jabbari‘s attorney, Ross Kramer, expressed disappointment about his client’s “unwarranted” arrest, noting that the District Attorney’s Office had already reviewed evidence and determined her to be the victim, not the perpetrator. The DA’s claimed in a previously filed court filing that they had “informed Ms. Jabbari’s attorney,” on September 21 that they “would decline to prosecute Ms. Jabbari if she were arrested.”

Since Iron Man‘s 2008 release, the MCU has brought in $30 billion for the studio, and Majors looked set to play a significant role moving ahead.

Majors‘ trial is slated to begin November 29. He faces up to a year in jail if he’s found guilty.

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Authored by: S. G.