The first consequences of the dismissal of actor Jonathan Majors from Marvel, after being found guilty of assault and harassment, are already being felt. Internally what he once was Avengers: The Kang Dynasty now it’s only avengers 5 according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The multiverse saga, which encompasses the fourth, fifth and sixth phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would have a great villain: Kang, played by Majors. But following his firing, Marvel is executing the first of many course changes we’ll see in the coming months and years.
The idea was that Avengers: The Kang Dynasty be one of the highlights of the multiverse saga prior to the last film of this generation: Avengers: Secret Wars. But with the actor’s departure, it seems that none of this will be possible.
Now Marvel Studios has two options: find a new actor for Kang’s character or introduce a new big villain. Taking into account that probably no actor wants to be related to Jonathan Majors or his character, it is likely that they will present a new major threat in one of the films that are released in 2024 or 2025.
Jonathan Majors’ guilty verdict for assault and harassment is one of dozens of problems that Marvel has faced in recent years. The studio bet all its chips on a single villain for the multiverse saga, trying to repeat the Thanos formula, and they chose a new actor, young but with a promising career. Along with that, several of their latest productions have been a failure at the box office, they have received poor ratings from specialized critics and the plan to launch TV series on Disney+ has not worked as they expected.
From being the most successful franchise in the history of cinema, the Marvel Cinematic Universe now finds itself without a clear direction, with an excessive saturation of characters and plot lines, with film after film seeing how the hero on duty saves the universe so many times that It’s not exciting anymore.
Marvel Studios will undergo a profound restructuring
Due to all these situations and problems, Marvel Studios will go through a profound restructuring that, in fact, began a couple of months ago, but that we will not feel in its productions until well into 2024. Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, during the conference with Investors after the announcement of financial results for the third quarter of 2023, accepted that the current state of many of the multinational’s properties are going through a disaster situation.
It is not only happening with Marvel, but also with some Star Wars productions, Pixar, and even historical franchises like Indiana Jones. Consequently, many productions have been paused and some others have returned to the script room to remake stories and make them much more interesting.
What happened to Jonathan Majors?
Once considered one of the most promising actors in Hollywood, Jonathan Majors was arrested on March 25 after an emergency call from the actor claiming that he had found Grace Jabbari, his ex-partner, unconscious in his New York apartment. York. Police later revealed that he had found signs of abuse on Jabbari. The actor denied being guilty.
Over the next few months, Majors was fired from several Hollywood productions, with several of his advertising contracts also canceled and new accusations from others who have also been victims of his violence.