Disney Will Drop Kang the Conqueror Actor and Marvel Studios Star Jonathan Majors Following Assault Allegations, Fans Speculate

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Jonathan Majors has done a good job of bringing Kang the Conqueror to life in the Loki series for Disney+ and the latest Ant-Man movie, if critics are to be believed, but a lot Marvel fans are now speculating that Disney may drop the actor and recast the coveted role after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman last month. The U.S. Army paused its multimillion-dollar ad campaign featuring Majors in March, and with additional losses for the actor seemingly piling up, including a split from Entertainment 360, a talent manager, as well as projects that include The Man In My Basement and a Texas Rangers ad campaign, it’s unclear how much more Disney is willing to tolerate, especially in light of those texts that were released that seem to suggest Majors isn’t innocent. This is a big headache for Disney, with Kang being the centerpoint of its new Multiverse Saga, which is set to conclude in 2025 and 2026 with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, respectively.

From a Deadline report:

The latest on Majors comes in the wake of yesterday’s news that his manager, Entertainment 360, and publicist, The Lede Company, have cut ties with the actor, who is facing domestic violence allegations in NYC after a March 25 incident involving a dispute with a 30-year old woman. The unnamed victim was taken to the hospital with “minor injuries to her head and neck,” according to authorities at the time of the incident. Majors is scheduled to appear in court on May 8 after being charged by the NYC D.A.

It is an unfortunate situation being on the other side of headlines for Majors. Before the NYC arrest, Majors was having a banner 2023 with Creed III and Ant-Man 3 grossing a combined $745M worldwide. The Yale Drama school alum also won rave reviews for his turn as a disturbed bodybuilder in Magazine Dreams at Sundance, a movie that Disney’s Searchlight ponied up for and set for a Dec. 8 Oscar corridor theatrical release. Texts released by his criminal defense attorney Priya Chaudhry, purportedly from the woman Majors had an alleged altercation with, appeared to show her taking blame for the fight but she is yet to address the incident herself.

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