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Marvel has fired Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend
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Marvel has fired Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend

The actor was going to be the star villain as Kang in the new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios has fired Jonathan Majors after he was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

A representative from Marvel has confirmed the news with IndieWire, Variety, and Deadline.

Majors was going to be central to the new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe post-Avengers.

He starred as Kang the Conqueror and has appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as well as Loki.

While he died in the Ant-Man sequel, the post-credits scene shows that another Kang variant was alive.

It's unclear how the MCU will pivot to find a new super villain now that Majors has been dropped.


Jurors in Majors' trial in New York began deliberating on Thursday afternoon, and by the end of Friday had still not reached a verdict.

Now, jurors have returned guilty verdicts on two of the counts, one of reckless assault in the third degree and one of harassment against his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.

He was acquitted on two others.

Earlier in the week Judge Michael Gaffey permitted the release of evidence consisting of text messages, photographs, video, and audio.

This included a recording of the actor calling himself a 'great man', as well as the 9-1-1 call from the night of the incident.

The incident took place following an argument between Majors and Jabbari in the backseat of a chauffeured car they were in together.

Following the incident, Jabbari went to a nightclub with a group of strangers she had met.

Majors called the police the following morning when he found Jabbari unconscious in their penthouse.

Some of the text messages shared with the court show Majors dissuading Jabbari from going to the hospital following a separate alleged incident in 2022.

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A message reads that he told Jabbari that 'it could lead to an investigation even if you do lie and they suspect something'.

Attorneys defending Majors used their closing statement to call Jabbari a 'liar'.

They also accused her of 'revenge partying' following the alleged assault.

Jabbari, 30, accused the actor of slapping her as well as throwing her into a car after she had exited it, as well as twisting her arm and grabbing her hand, injuring it.

Majors' lawyers claimed that Jabbari had been the aggressor and had flown into a rage after reading a text on Majors' phone from another woman.

Prosecutor Kelli Galaway described Majors as using a typical playbook for someone accused of this to paint their accuser as the aggressor and themselves as the victim.

Ms Galaway said: “This is not a revenge plot to ruin the defendant’s life or his career.

“You were asked why you are here? Because domestic violence is serious.”

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for February 6.

Topics: Jonathan Majors, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe