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Jonathan Majors gets first major movie role after domestic assault conviction and firing from Marvel

Jonathan Majors gets first major movie role after domestic assault conviction and firing from Marvel

Actor Jonathan Majorsbest known for his roles in From 5 Blood, Lovecraft Country, Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania, Creed IIIAND Loki, signed on for his first role since being convicted in 2023 of domestic assault and fired from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will star in the indie revenge thriller Ruthlessbe directed by Martin Villeneuve.

Martin Villeneuve, the younger brother of Dune director Denis Villeneuve, confirmed the news of Majors’ casting Variety. Written by Frank Hannah, the film follows a CIA investigator who goes to great lengths after the woman he loves is overtaken by sinister forces. It is expected to film in Saskatchewan in late fall.

Majors was sentenced in April to one year of domestic violence counseling after being found guilty of assaulting and harassing his ex-girlfriend.

According to the Manhattan judge who presided over the two-week trial, Majors must complete a 52-week in-person program in Los Angeles. So, it’s unclear how it will overlap with the filming schedule Ruthless.

During his publicized trial, Majors denied the assault charges and maintained his desire to resume his Hollywood career. Shortly after the guilty verdict, however, Marvel Studios severed ties with Majors, who played the central villain, Kang the Conqueror, in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 34-year-old actor was expected to appear in upcoming episodes of the comic book series, including those in 2026. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

As part of the fallout, Majors was abandoned by his manager, Entertainment 360, and his publicity firm, the Lede Company. He remains represented by talent agency WME.

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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