Marvel, Disney Drop Jonathan Majors After Assault Conviction: Hollywood Star’s Career Takes a Devastating Turn
Actor Jonathan Majors faces a career crisis as Marvel and Disney sever ties post-assault conviction. Dive into the trial details, the industry fallout, and the implications for Majors’ future in this gripping unraveling Hollywood drama.
Jonathan Majors, the rising Hollywood star, faced a pivotal moment in his career as a Manhattan jury convicted him on Monday of misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation in a case involving his former girlfriend. The verdict had immediate and severe repercussions as both Marvel Studios and Disney swiftly severed ties with the actor.
The 34-year-old actor, known for his roles in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Loki,” had been set to play the antagonist Kang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, his conviction led to his removal from all forthcoming projects, including “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” slated for a May 2026 release.
The trial unfolded as a battleground between Majors and his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, who accused him of a violent altercation in a chauffeured car, alleging he hit her, causing painful injuries. Prosecutors presented a pattern of coercion and abuse, while Majors’ defense painted Jabbari as the aggressor, seeking to harm his career.
Majors’ legal team highlighted surreptitious recordings and portrayed Jabbari’s actions as part of a plot to sabotage his career. Despite impassioned pleas from Majors’ attorney, the jury delivered a conviction, signaling a dramatic turn in the actor’s professional trajectory.
As Majors awaits sentencing in February, facing a possible jail term of up to a year, the trial exposed the turbulent dynamics of his relationship with Jabbari, showcasing disturbing allegations and presenting a challenge to Majors’ previously ascending career trajectory.
This high-profile trial not only marked a personal crisis for Majors but also highlighted the gravity of domestic violence, casting a shadow on the Hollywood actor’s future prospects.