Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 16
December 19, 2023
Actor Jonathan Majors, a rising Hollywood star who had been set to play the leading role in an upcoming Marvel superhero film, was found guilty by a New York jury on Monday on charges he attacked his ex-girlfriend in the back of a car, reports Reuters.
Shortly after the verdict, a spokesperson for Walt Disney- owned Marvel said the studio had dropped the actor from future projects. Majors portrayed a villain known as Kang the Conqueror in this year’s “Ant-Man” movie and was scheduled to play the lead role in 2026 release “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.”
Majors had been charged with two counts of assault and two counts of harassment, all misdemeanors.
The jury of six convicted him on one count of assault and one count of harassment, and acquitted him of the other charges.
The verdict followed a two-week trial in state court in Manhattan.
Majors, dressed in a gray suit, stood and faced the jury as the foreperson read the verdict. He pursed his lips and cast his face down when the first conviction was read but otherwise showed little reaction.
Majors is set to be sentenced on Feb. 6.