Jonathan Majors Fired By Disney After Guilty Verdict In Assault, Harassment Case

The hammer has come down hard on Jonathan Majors, and this was a double whammy. The Marvel actor was found guilty by a New York jury of reckless assault in the third degree and guilty of harassment. It took a panel of six jurors just over four hours across three days to decide on the verdict. As far as penalties go, the charges carry a sentence of up to one year in prison. Sentencing is set for February 6th 2024.

And then the second blow, as Majors was swiftly fired by Disney following news of the guilty verdict.  That means no more of Majors as Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He had played the role of the villain in two seasons of Loki, as well as in this year’s Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. He was set to continue on as the major MCU baddie through phase six, culminating in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in 2026. That film saw its director, Destin Daniel Cretton, exit amidst rumors of a major creative shift. Those rumors are that Majors’ Kang would be written out and a new villain set as the centerpiece. That’s looking pretty inevitable now.

This was going to be the biggest year of Majors’ acting career. Along with his Marvel work, he had a role in Creed III opposite Michael B. Jordan. Another Majors film, Magazine Dreams, debuted at Sundance to critical acclaim and was seen by many as the role that could win him an Oscar. Instead, it was shelved and currently has no release date. The Lovecraft Country star and Primetime Emmy Award nominee was also fired by his talent agency.

At this point, it might be a good idea to keep a close watch on Jordan as he’s lost a lot in a single day. His mental health could be in question, and let’s hope his support system of friends and family keep a watch on him before and after sentencing. [THR/Deadline]

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