After being arrested on allegations of assault and harassment back in March, the career of actor Jonathan Majors has come all but crashing down in recent weeks.
In recent days and weeks, more women have come forward with allegations of abuse against the 33-year-old actor and are reportedly cooperating with the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s investigation into Majors.
As a result of these controversies, Majors has been dropped from a litany of projects, including an unannounced Otis Redding biopic, a feature film adaptation of The Man in My Basement, and an upcoming ad campaign for the Texas Rangers that was set to debut on Friday.
Curiously, though, Marvel Studios has been quiet about how they plan to handle the Majors situation. According to recent reports, there are currently ‘zero conversations’ at Marvel to drop Majors, although that news came before reports of additional alleged victims coming forward.
Now, mere months after being hailed as one of the next great American movie stars and being positioned as one of the future faces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Majors — who could very well end up a convicted criminal due to all of this — now represents a gigantic problem for the franchise.
Kevin Feige seeing the Jonathan Majors news pic.twitter.com/Op4LazG5PP
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) April 19, 2023
With every day that goes by it becomes increasingly more and more insane how Jonathan Majors as Kang was pretty much unanimously considered the saving grace for the MCU and now he’s without a doubt the biggest problem they’ve ever encountered https://t.co/1tVIfU6yw5
— Nicholas (@NicholasPas5) April 20, 2023
Marvel has a scene where every single version of Kang looks like Jonathan Majors and then 2 weeks later Majors fucks up his entire career https://t.co/1qkyDI0Lkb
— Craig (@CS11__) April 18, 2023
In addition to his recent starring role in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Majors is also set to feature as a version of the character in the upcoming second season of the Disney+ series Loki, which has already been filmed.
Kevin Feige and Marvel trying to figure out what to do with this Jonathan Majors news like pic.twitter.com/zi6FnVZlUq
— Robert Jefferson (@comicsexplained) April 20, 2023
reed richards running into Kang in secret wars (majors has been replaced by john boyega) https://t.co/lHdvb5V7qs pic.twitter.com/NPkiuUGGVJ
— tony🗣 (@ratatatvandal) April 19, 2023
Jonathan Majors: “Will I be in the next Marvel film?”
Kevin Feige: pic.twitter.com/HAxqnaVmUE
— BLACK LIVES MATTER (@willowhalliwell) April 18, 2023
Additionally, Majors was set to be the protagonist at the center of the next tentpole Avengers film, 2025’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Alongside the aforementioned projects, Majors is also set to star in the already-shot film Magazine Dreams and is attached to both the Spike Lee project Da Understudy and the Dennis Rodman biopic comedy 48 Hours in Vegas. At this time, neither of those two projects have commented on Majors’ involvement going forward.
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