Marvel Studios have reportedly dropped Jonathan Majors following his split verdict conviction on Monday, December 18. As The Shade Room previously reported, the actor was found guilty of assault in the third degree and harassment of his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
However, Majors was also found not guilty on another count of assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree.
More Reported Details Regarding Marvel Studios & Jonathan Majors
According to Variety, a “source close to the studio” confirmed the company’s decision on Monday. The outlet adds that Majors was expected to play Kang in the film ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.’ Kang is a supervillain character at the center of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
Shooting for the film was expected to begin in 2024, with a release date between 2025 and 2026.
According to the outlet, Marvel executives are now faced with the decision to recast the role of Kang. Or cancel the film “outright” and “reconfigure the… Multiverse Saga.”
Additionally, Variety reports that Majors is no longer slated to star in the Protagonist Pictures film ‘The Man in My Basement.’ However, the actor’s starring roles in Spike Lee’s Amazon film ‘Da Understudy’ and Dennis Rodman’s Lionsgate film ’48 Hours in Vegas’ remain “in limbo.”
Other Companies That Have Parted Ways With The Actor
As The Shade Room previously reported, Jabbari accused Majors of assaulting her during a private car ride in March. A few days after his arrest, the actor was dropped from two U.S. Army advertisements.
At the time, the Army Enterprise Marketing Office released a statement explaining the decision.
“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors, and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete,” the statement read, per The Shade Room.
Additionally, Majors was dropped by his public relations firm, Lede Company, that same month. Then, in April, the actor’s talent manager, Entertainment 360, parted ways with Majors.
Around this time, it was also reported that the actor and fashion house, Valentino, mutually decided he would not attend the 2023 Met Gala.
What Happens Next?
As The Shade Room previously reported, Majors received his conviction on Monday, December 18. Afterward, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg issued a statement thanking Grace Jabbari for her bravery.
To note, Jabbari accused Majors of twisting her arm, striking “a really hard blow” to her head,” and leaving her with a “fractured finger, bruising about her body, a laceration behind her right ear, and a bump on her head.”
Majors’ attorney, Priya Choudry, also issued a statement following the court’s split verdict, voicing her team’s disappointment.
Swipe below to read the complete statement.
At this time, Majors’ sentencing has been scheduled for February 6, 2024. The 34-year-old may be sentenced to up to a year in jail, per PEOPLE.