Marvel Studios Drops Jonathan Majors Following Guilty Verdict For Harassment And Assault


Marvel Studios has parted ways with Jonathan Majors — the actor cast to play Kang, the central antagonist in the Multiverse Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — after he was convicted on Dec. 18 of two misdemeanour counts of harassment and assault of Grace Jabbari, his ex-girlfriend.


A source close to the studio confirmed the decision to Variety.


Since his arrest, Majors has been dropped by his talent manager, Entertainment 360, and his publicity firm, the Lede Company. He’s no longer involved with the Protagonist Pictures film “The Man in My Basement.” The U.S. Army also pulled a major ad campaign featuring Majors, as did the Texas Rangers baseball team. Several other projects involving Majors — including Spike Lee’s “Da Understudy” for Amazon and the Dennis Rodman film “48 Hours in Vegas” for Lionsgate — remain in limbo.


But Marvel’s decision to sever ties with the actor registers as the most high-profile professional consequence of Majors’ arrest, and now conviction, to date. He first played a version of the multiverse-hopping villain Kang in the season finale of the 2021 Disney+ series “Loki,” an episode that established the primary storytelling engine for the Marvel Cinematic Universe moving forward and Majors’ character as the pivotal figure at the heart of it.


In the verdict, Majors was also found not guilty of one count of intentional assault in the third degree and one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree.