Jonathan Majors Seemingly Shielded from Kang Recast By His Contract
Will Jonathan Majors remain the only Conqueror in the MCU?
- Jonathan Majors faces an uncertain future in the MCU due to a 2023 arrest involving harassment and assault allegations.
- Majors' unique contract with Marvel reportedly states he is the only actor who can play Kang, making recasting difficult.
- Marvel may need to pivot away from the Kang storyline if they cannot use Majors, affecting future projects like Avengers: Kang Dynasty.
After his debut in Quantumania and his significant role in Disney Plus' Loki, Jonathan Majors was supposed to become the major villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, akin to Thanos. However, his future became uncertain due to a 2023 arrest involving allegations of harassment and assault.
Jonathan Majors’ Contract with Marvel Makes Kang’s Recast Unlikely
It turns out that Jonathan Majors’ agreement with Marvel is quite unique, especially regarding his portrayal of Kang the Conqueror and its variants. A crew member from the WWII drama Devotion, where Majors starred, spilled some beans on this.
According to The Weekly Planet podcast, Majors' contract includes a specific clause stating that he is the only actor who can play any and all versions of Kang. But this information should be taken with a grain of salt.
Fans are discussing this situation with keen interest on Reddit. Some point out that Marvel contracts often include morality clauses, which could allow the studio to annul Majors' contract in light of his legal troubles.
What Is the Deal with Majors’ Legal Troubles?
On the 25th of March, 2023, Majors was taken into custody in New York City following a domestic altercation involving a woman aged 30.
The preliminary inquiry by the New York Police Department pointed to Majors as the primary instigator in the incident, during which the woman received slight injuries to her head and neck.
After his detention, Majors was set free from police custody a few hours later, yet the event had swift impacts on his professional life. Subsequently, the investigation expanded to include an episode that happened before the arrest in March.
If Majors’ Contract Is True, What Does It Mean for the MCU?
With such a specific clause in his contract (given it’s true), Marvel faces a tricky situation. If they decide to move away from Majors, they can't simply recast Kang.
This has led to rumors and reports suggesting that Marvel might pivot away from the Kang storyline altogether. Projects like Avengers: Kang Dynasty are reportedly seeing changes. At this point, the outcome depends on how Majors’ legal issue will be resolved.