Jonathan Majors Found Guilty, Gets Dropped by Marvel

( – Marvel Studios has canceled its contract with “Kang the Conqueror” star Jonathan Majors. In March, the 34-year-old actor was arrested and charged with harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend; now a jury has convicted him for both offenses. Since his arrest, Majors has already been dropped by several businesses. With his guilt now confirmed, Marvel has opted to protect its reputation and cut him off too.

A Troubled Life

Jonathan Michael Majors was born in Lompoc, California, on September 7, 1989. His father was a military chaplain, and Majors spent his childhood at Vandenburg Air Force Base until his father abandoned the family and then in Texas. He admits to being arrested for shoplifting as a teenager, as well as having trouble at school for fighting. However, he seemed to turn his life around when he discovered theater and went on to gain an MFA degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Majors’s first real role was as Ken Jones in ABC Miniseries “When We Rise,” while he was still at Yale. He then appeared in the western “Hostiles,” his first movie role. This was followed by more movies and TV shows, but he became well known with his 2019 role in “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” Two years later he was being cast in leading roles, then was picked up by Marvel where he played variants of Kang the Conqueror in several shows. He was cast as Kang in two upcoming Avengers movies — “The Kang Dynasty” and “Secret Wars,” and also filmed recruitment videos for the US Army.

In 2021, Majors appeared in Marvel’s box office flop “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” While filming in England he met British dancer Grace Jabbari and the two began a relationship. Then, on March 25, 2023, the New York Police Department arrested him and charged him with harassment, assault, and strangulation. Jabari, who had injuries to her head and neck, was briefly hospitalized. Majors denied any guilt, and his attorneys produced text messages allegedly from Jabbari that said he hadn’t assaulted her, but Jabbari herself applied for a protection order against Majors. Meanwhile, the Army canceled the release of the videos featuring him, and his PR firm closed his account.

Conviction Could End Career

On December 18, a New York jury cleared Majors of intentional assault and aggravated harassment but convicted him of harassment and reckless assault. He’s due to be sentenced on February 6 and could face up to a year in prison. However, his career could already be over. Marvel has announced that Majors won’t be playing any role in its future projects. His acting career, which looked so promising less than a year ago, has taken a blow it might never recover from.

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