Former Marvel star Jonathan Majors has been sentenced to probation but has avoided prison time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Grace Jabbari.


He has been sentenced to a 52-week in-person domestic violence intervention program.

Jabbari addressed the court, saying Majors remains a danger to those around him. She said: "He's not sorry. He has not accepted responsibility. He will do this again and he will hurt other women. He believes he is above the law."

The actor, who had played Kang the Conqueror in the MCU, had been dropped by Marvel Studios after he was found guilty of assaulting and harassing Jabbari by a jury in New York. He was convicted on two counts but acquitted of a different assault charge and of aggravated harassment.

Following the verdict, a spokesperson for Marvel confirmed to Forbes that the studio will not be working with Majors in future.

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The actor most recently played Kang and a variant of the character, Victor Timely, in season 2 of Loki, but will no longer be appearing as the character moving forward.

Marvel's decision follows Majors's reported removal from other projects, including The Man in My Basement (a film adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel) and an as-yet-unannounced Otis Redding biopic.

He was also previously dropped by his management company Entertainment 360 and publicist The Lede Company, while his ad campaigns for the Texas Rangers MLB team and the US Army were pulled.

In a statement after the verdict, Majors's lawyer said he "still has faith in the process and looks forward to fully clearing his name".

Will Marvel recast Kang the Conqueror?

Jonathan Majors as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Jonathan Majors as Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Marvel

It has not yet been confirmed as to whether the role of Kang the Conqueror will be recast.

Marvel has recast roles in the past but these recasts have been for different reasons, including creative and financial disputes – never over a legal issue.

Prominent recasts have included Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard as James 'Rhodey' Rhodes and Mark Ruffalo taking over as Bruce Banner after Edward Norton's portrayal in The Incredible Hulk.

Marvel could go a different way entirely, however, and change its plans for the villain. Currently, it appears that the future of the MCU rests heavily on the character but these plans could be redeveloped, with future films focusing on an entirely different villain.

What will happen with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty?

Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
The official logo for Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. Marvel Studios

Nothing has been confirmed but it's been reported that Marvel has moved away from the title Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, with the film simply being called Avengers 5 internally.

However, The Hollywood Reporter reported that "even before Majors’ conviction, the studio was making moves to minimize the character after Quantumania underperformed, grossing $476 million".

Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton was previously attached but he exited the project in November 2023. There is no director attached at the moment.

Will Doctor Doom replace Kang as the MCU's next villain?

Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen Jacopo Raule/Getty Images

There's always the possibility that the MCU will move away from Kang entirely, with a potential outcome being a focus on Doctor Doom as an overarching villain.

Rumours have been rife that the villain will join the MCU in The Fantastic Four, which is set to be released in 2025.

As for who could play the character, there are also plenty of rumours – from former MCU actor Mads Mikkelsen to Ralph Fiennes.

Of course, nothing has been confirmed yet so we'll have to wait and see but we'll keep this page updated with any new information.

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