Jonathan Majors Abuse Conviction Reportedly Not the Reason Marvel Wanted Him Out as Kang

Did Marvel fire Jonathan Majors because of his conviction or there's a deeper reason?

Jonathan Majors Abuse Conviction Reportedly Not the Reason Marvel Wanted Him Out as Kang

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  • Jonathan Majors was convicted of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassment towards Grace Jabbari.
  • After Jonathan Majors was found guilty, he was immediately dropped from all Marvel projects.
  • Although Marvel Studios’ decision to fire Jonathan Majors came after he was convicted, sources revealed deeper reasons lurking behind.
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Convicted in December 2023 of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassment towards his then-partner Grace Jabbari, Jonathan Majors was thus fired from his MCU role as Kang the Conqueror. Previously appearing in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania and Loki, Majors almost became an integral part of the cinematic universe. 

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Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror
Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror

MCU even planned to turn Kang the Conqueror into the next big baddie after Thanos. However, following his conviction, Jonathan Majors was officially kicked out of the MCU, and he lost his villainous role. However, according to certain reports, it has been noted that Majors’ abuse conviction wasn’t reportedly the reason why he was fired. There’s something more. 

Jonathan Majors Was Convicted in December 2023

By the beginning of 2023, Jonathan Majors started making headlines for alleged abuse and harassment against his then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. The actor was arrested from his house in March 2023, after the incident was reported. Thereafter, Majors was charged with assault and harassment, against his partner. According to THR reports, Majors assaulted Jabbari during an argument in a taxi in New York. 

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Jonathan Majors breakout role was in the hit HBO series Lovecraft Country
Jonathan Majors breakout role in Lovecraft Country

After Jonathan Majors and Grace Jabbari’s case was taken to court, the actor maintained his innocence throughout the legal proceedings and chose not to take the stand. Among all the charges that were reported against Majors, he was found not guilty of intentional assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree. 

Jonathan Majors in a still from Loki
Jonathan Majors in a still from Loki

However, after the legal proceedings went on for long, the verdict was eventually delivered after three days of deliberation. Unfortunately, the verdict came against Jonathan Majors, who was thus convicted of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassing his then-partner Grace Jabbari. Majors now faces up to a year in prison, with sentencing delivered on February 6th. 

Jonathan Majors Got Fired From the MCU 

After Jonathan Majors was found guilty, he was immediately dropped from all Marvel projects. While the actor was going through his legal proceedings, he was working with the MCU as Kang the Conqueror. Appearing in several Marvel projects like Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania and Loki, the actor was all set to become Marvel’s next biggest villain. 

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Jonathan Majors as Kang
Majors in his MCU role as Kang

Marvel Studios was planning on featuring Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror and even offered him a titular role in the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. However, after the actor was convicted in December 2023, he was immediately fired and Majors lost his hard-earned career. From becoming an overnight sensation through his role as Kang in Marvel, Majors suddenly lost his spotlight. 

Marvel Reportedly Fired Majors for Different Reasons 

Although Marvel Studios’ decision to fire Jonathan Majors came after the actor was convicted, sources revealed via 411mania that the MCU had been planning to kick him out way ahead of the court’s verdict. According to reports, Majors’ exit from Marvel led the studio to make significant changes to the character and storyline. So much so that the MCU is now rewriting Avengers: The Kang Dynasty to minimize Majors’ appearance or remove him entirely. 

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Notorious actor Majors in Creed 3

Further, it has also been reported by close sources that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty will be getting a new title as well. Although nothing has been revealed or confirmed by Marvel Studios, the reports appear quite believable. Further, sources dropped the inside reports from the studios claiming that Marvel had been planning to fire Jonathan Majors for a long time. 

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Majors in Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania

Following the actor’s underperformance in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, Marvel Studios had been planning on removing the actor. Although Majors appeared in Loki, after Quantumania, Marvel had been adamant about their decision to remove the star. Now it seems Jonathan Majors’ conviction simply eased the situation for Marvel. 

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Written by Krittika Mukherjee

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Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1000 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.