Amid one of the most successful and biggest years of his career to date, Marvel Cinematic Universe star, Jonathan Majors, best known to fans as Kang the Conqueror, is currently facing domestic violence charges following his arrest earlier in March. Additionally, Deadline is now reporting that the actor’s management company and his publicity team have dropped the actor.
JONATHAN MAJORS MANAGEMENT & PR REPS DROP THE ACTOR FOLLOWING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST
Earlier this year, Majors appeared to be poised for superstardom, with starring roles in Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania as Kang and Creed III opposite Michael B. Jordan. His role as Kang was part of a multi-film and show character arc, with Majors poised to portray Kang and his variants across multiple MCU films and TV shows. He made his debut as a Kang variant, He Who Remains, in the first season of Loki in 2021, and he’s also expected to return as variants of Kang in Season 2 of the hit Marvel Studios television series.
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Meanwhile, Marvel Studios has already Avengers: The Kang Dynasty for a May 2025 release date, with Majors again expected to play a huge part as the iconic Marvel villain. Majors also has another big movie, Magazine Dreams, due out later this December.
Deadline reports that Majors’ departure from his management company was the result of “issues surrounding the actor’s personal behavior.” Also, Deadline’s report notes that the PR firm representing Majors, The Lede Company, parted ways with Majors last month. Additionally, Deadline reports that it was “mutually agreed” with the fashion house Valentino that Majors will not attend the 2023 Met Gala as a guest.
While Marvel’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty is not set to go in front of cameras for a while, Deadline noted there’s been “zero” in the way of “conversations” about Marvel Studios dropping Majors from the MCU.
On March 25, Majors was arrested over an alleged domestic dispute with a 30-year-old woman. The unnamed victim was later taken to the hospital with “minor injuries to her head and neck,” per the authorities. Majors will go before a judge on May 8 for multiple counts of harassment and adult from the New York City District Attorney. Majors’ criminal defense attorney, Priya Chaudhry, is maintaining her client’s innocence, and she expects “all charges” against Majors will be dropped.
Another big role that Majors was lining up before this incident took place was NBA basketball legend and bad boy, Dennis Rodman, in the planned film 48 Hours in Vegas. The story would involve an infamous trip that Rodman took to Las Vegas in January 1998 when he was still part of the Chicago Bulls.
At the moment, Jonathan Majors is still currently being represented by talent agency WME. His next film, Magazine Dreams, where he portrays an amateur bodybuilder, is due out from the Searchlight Pictures banner on Dec. 8.
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While Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, received poor reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office, the film still made $212 million domestically and upwards of $474 million worldwide. Meanwhile, Creed III received great reviews, scoring 89% with critics on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is also the highest-grossing Creed installment to date, making $155 million domestically and $271 million worldwide off of a $75 million budget.
So, it was looking to be a fairly successful year for Majors before these allegations and his arrest surfaced. Deadline noted that Entertainment 360 and Lede Company did not respond to requests to comment on the story.
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