BREAKING: Marvel Parts Ways With Jonathan Majors After Guilty Assault Verdict

Shannen Ace

Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains in "Loki"

BREAKING: Marvel Parts Ways With Jonathan Majors After Guilty Assault Verdict

Marvel Studios has officially dropped Jonathan Majors, who portrayed the MCU’s current main villain Kang the Conquerer, after he was found guilty of reckless assault and harassment on Monday.

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Variety reported that Marvel has dropped Majors, but no other official announcements about the future of the MCU have been made.

Sources say Marvel executives have considered replacing Kang with another villain character, possibly Dr. Doom, who may appear in the MCU’s “Fantastic Four” film in 2025. Marvel could also recast the role of Kang and his variants.

Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains in "Loki"

Majors made his debut as a Kang variant called He Who Remains in the season one finale of “Loki.” He reprised that role and appeared as another variant, Victor Timely, in “Loki” season two. He portrayed the villainous Kang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”

These are all part of the ongoing Multiverse Saga, which is supposed to lead up to “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” in 2026 and then “Avengers: Secret Wars” in 2027.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” writer Jeff Loveness was previously attached to write “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” It was recently announced that “Loki” creator and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” writer Michael Waldron would write the film instead.

Destin Daniel Cretton

Destin Daniel Cretton was originally set to direct “Kang Dynasty,” but exited the project on good terms to focus on the Marvel TV series “Wonder Man.” A new director for “Kang Dynasty” has not been announced.

Disney had already removed the release of “Magazine Dreams,” a Searchlight Pictures film starring Majors, from their release calendar. The film originally debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was supposed to be released theatrically this month.

Majors was dropped by his management team and PR firm earlier this year.

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