Marvel, taking on Jonathan Majors due to ‘controversy of assault on women’… “Even given a big role” [Hollywood News]


[TV Report = Reporter Yoo Bichwi] Marvel is helping Jonathan Majors, who was embroiled in a controversy about assaulting women, return. At Marvel, he even takes on a big role.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly on the 11th (local time), Kevin Wright, executive producer of Disney+’s ‘Rocky 2’, mentioned the role of Jonathan Majors. “He’s going to be a big part of the show,” Kevin Wright said of Jonathan Majors.

Previously, Jonathan Majors made his first appearance at Marvel Studios as a timekeeper in ‘Loki’. Afterwards, he played a leading role in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania’ as Kang the Conqueror.

However, Jonathan Majors was arrested on assault charges in New York in March. He is accused of assaulting the woman by strangling her, and the victim was reportedly taken to the hospital. Authorities police reported the situation, saying, “Majors was involved in a dispute with a 30-year-old woman. We responded to the report and transported the victim to the hospital in stable condition.”

Kevin Wright expressed his excitement about the character of Jonathan Majors, saying, “He’s someone we’re very excited about. If you look at Kang, he has an interesting background,”and emphasized, “He’s going to be a big part of the show.”

Despite the ongoing assault incident and controversy, Jonathan Majors will continue to appear at Marvel Studios and even take on a major role.

Jonathan Majors strongly denies the assault charges. He also revealed messages he shared with the woman who claimed to be the victim.

Since the assault controversy, Jonathan Majors has been withdrawn from commercials and movies. Attention is being paid to whether he can show good performance at Marvel, which Jonathan Majors trusted.

Meanwhile, ‘Rocky 2’ is scheduled to be released on Disney+ on October 6th.

Reporter Yu Jichwi / Photo = Walt Disney Company Korea

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