Jonathan Majors, the acclaimed actor known for his role as Kang the Conqueror in Marvel's cinematic universe, faces a significant setback in his career as he was found guilty of assault in the third degree and harassment by a six-person jury.
In the wake of this verdict, Marvel Studios has severed its ties with the 34-year-old actor. The trial, which concluded after three days of deliberations, yielded a mixed outcome for Majors, who was acquitted of one count of third-degree assault and second-degree aggravated harassment.
The sentencing for his convictions is scheduled for February 6, leaving the actor in a state of uncertainty about his future in the entertainment industry. Majors had become a pivotal figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his portrayal of Kang the Conqueror receiving critical acclaim.
He first appeared as He Who Remains in the first season of "Loki" and subsequently reprised his role in "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." Additionally, earlier this year, he played Victor Timely in the second season of "Loki." With the highly anticipated "Avengers: Kang Dynasty" slated for a 2026 release, it appeared that Majors' presence in the MCU was set to continue.
Marvel's Swift Response
However, just weeks after the release of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," Jonathan Majors found himself in legal trouble. He was taken into custody on charges of allegedly abusing his 30-year-old ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
These allegations resulted in a legal battle, with Majors vehemently denying the accusations and asserting that he, too, had been a victim of abuse. The swift decision by Marvel Studios to terminate their association with Jonathan Majors underscores their commitment to maintaining a strong public image and distancing themselves from any controversy.
The actor's conviction has cast doubt on his prospects in the entertainment industry, leaving fans and industry insiders speculating about what lies ahead for Kang the Conqueror and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.