New York, NY – Actor Jonathan Majors finds himself entangled in a legal dispute following his arrest on March 27 for misdemeanor strangulation, assault, and harassment.
The charges stem from an alleged incident where Majors is accused of striking his girlfriend during an outing in New York City. However, Majors vehemently denies these allegations, asserting that he was actually the victim. Following a recent hearing, the charges against Majors have been upheld.
The repercussions of Majors’ arrest have reverberated throughout Hollywood. His management agency and PR firm have dropped him, severing professional ties. Additionally, he has been removed from consideration for several projects in the pre-production stage. However, Majors still maintained his connection to Disney, particularly through his portrayal of Kang, a significant villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Majors made his debut in the MCU as He Who Remains in the Disney+ series “Loki” and subsequently transitioned into the role of Kang for the upcoming film “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.” He is also expected to reprise the character in the second season of “Loki,” set to premiere later this year. While Kang’s presence in Phase Five of the MCU is not expected to be extensive, he is slated to play a central role in Phase Six, commencing in 2024. However, Phase Five is intended to introduce the character to audiences.
Despite Majors’ involvement in the MCU, recent reports suggest that Disney is preparing to recast the role of Kang for future projects such as “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and other MCU endeavors requiring the character’s presence. These rumors, although largely unconfirmed, point towards a potential “worst-case scenario” for Disney. It is worth noting that major studios have been hesitant to scrap or recast roles in response to actors’ legal troubles. DC, Marvel’s prominent rival, is currently actively promoting “The Flash” despite reports of lead actor Ezra Miller being involved in legal issues while filming reshoots.
As the legal battle unfolds and rumors circulate, the future of Jonathan Majors’ involvement in the MCU remains uncertain. Fans and industry observers await official statements from Disney or Marvel Studios regarding the status of the Kang character and any potential casting decisions.