Jonathan Majors Reportedly Dropped From Multiple Projects
2023 was meant to be the year that Jonathan Majors broke out. After starring in 2019’s Last Black Man In San Francisco and 2020’s Da Five Bloods, Majors jumped to the MCU. He was first introduced in the Disney+ series Loki as “He Who Remains”, indicating that comics icon Kang would be the next big MCU villain. He then explicitly appeared as Kang in this year’s Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania. However, 2023, also saw Majors appear in Magazine Dreams, a film festival darling about a bodybuilder’s twisted journey for physical perfection, and Creed III, the latest in Michael B. Jordan’s acclaimed Rocky successor.
But all that might be coming to an end piece by piece. On March 25, Majors was arrested on charges of assault, strangulation, and harassment. This was in response to a report that he had attacked a 30-year-old woman in New York. Majors was released from custody and publicly denied the allegations, but was arraigned the following day. New reports indicate that Majors’ professional career is now being affected by the continuing legal proceedings.
Majors Splits With Reps, Dropped From Multiple Projects
According to a report from Deadline, multiple companies and upcoming projects have cut ties with Majors. The US Army dropped an advertising campaign featuring Majors in the days following his initial arrest. However, he has since been dropped by his representing agency, 360 Entertainment. This follows a similar move by PR firm The Lede Company soon after his arrest.
Additionally, Majors has now been reportedly dropped from several upcoming film projects. This includes Nadia Latif’s The Man In My Basement and an Otis Redding biopic entitled Otis And Zelma. In a move similar to that of the US Army, MLB’s Texas Rangers have also scrapped an ad campaign featuring Majors. However, what about Marvel? As mentioned, Majors is set to be the villain that the MCU builds towards in Phases Five and Six. Furthermore, Majors has already finished shooting Loki season two. However, Deadline‘s sources reveal that no discussions about replacing Majors have taken place at Marvel as of yet. Despite this, it’s clear that Majors has gone from a hot commodity to a pariah in the blink of an eye.