Actor Jonathan Majors was arrested Saturday, March 25, and faces alleged harassment and assault charges. This caused the actor to receive backlash from fans and the public. The investigation is still taking place. Majors’ team is currently collecting evidence to prove his innocence and clear his name.
Majors’ most recent appearances are in “Creed III” and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Kang the Conqueror in “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.”
Other news sources have revealed that Marvel has spoken to Majors’ team about what will happen once more evidence is found. As of right now, Marvel is unable to do anything in response to his arrest, as the case is still pending. Marvel is taking the “innocent until proven guilty” approach. If evidence proves that he’s innocent, most likely he will continue to play his role as Kang and they will work on clearing his name. If evidence proves that he is guilty, most likely his signed contract with Marvel will cease.
Since Marvel is owned by Disney, it would be no surprise if they fired Majors if it is confirmed that he is guilty. In the past, Disney has fired several actors apart of scandals due to the fact that it would gain negative fallout.
Marvel fans are on the edge of their seats waiting to hear the results of this case. This will heavily impact the MCU. Majors plays the role of the new “big bad” of phases five and six. Marvel has centralized and planned their upcoming movies and shows around his villainous character. Majors plays a huge role in the MCU, and his arrest will obviously affect the future movies if he gets fired from his role.
It is uncertain as to what plan of action Marvel might do if they fire him, but they have replaced actors in the past. In “Iron Man,” actor Terrence Howard, who played James Rhodes, was replaced by Don Cheadle in the sequel. Jonathan Majors has only appeared twice as Kang in “Loki” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” With only two appearances, it is plausible that Marvel could replace the actor without much indemnification; although, it has been confirmed that the entire cast will reprise their roles in season two of “Loki.” That goes without saying that season two has already been filmed with Majors included.
If Majors gets terminated from his role, it will create an immense domino effect on the entire MCU, and it may be the start of the downfall of the beloved fan base.
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