Jonathan Majors nearly walked out of his first meeting at Marvel Studios.

“I hope this doesn’t bite me in the ass”: An Annoyed Jonathan Majors Almost Walked Out of His First Marvel Meeting

Over the past year, Jonathan Majors has experienced a significant and unforeseen shift in his professional life. From being a rising star in Hollywood with a prominent role in a major franchise, he found himself dismissed from the same project following his arrest in connection with an alleged domestic dispute.

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Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains in Loki [Credit Marvel Studios]A still from Loki | Credit: Marvel Studios
However, his trajectory within the MCU could have been jeopardized even before it began. In a 2023 interview with Vanity Fair, the 34-year-old actor shared that he almost walked out of his first Marvel meeting with the studio as he felt out of place.

Jonathan Majors Recalled Leaving His First Meeting With Marvel

In a conversation with Vanity Fair, the former MCU star Jonathan Majors recalled the time he decided to walk out of his first meeting with the studio. “I hope this doesn’t bite me in the ass, but I walked out of my Marvel general [meeting],” he said.

Jonathan Majors as Victor Timely in Loki Season 2 [Credit Marvel Studios]Jonathan Majors in Loki Season 2 [Credit: Marvel Studios]
He shared that shortly after completing drama school, he had a meeting with the studio. Majors confirmed if he was at the right place and waited for a while after being told, “They’re just busy.” However, after not getting an answer for a while, he decided to leave.

“I grew up in a very particular way and I don’t want to waste nobody’s time. So I got in there and they’re just busy. And I was like, “I’m supposed to be here, right?” It got long and I went, ‘I’m just going to go. It’s cool. I’ll just go.’”

Jonathan MajorsAnt-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania | Credit: Marvel Studios
However, before he could walk out of the building he was told that the casting director Sarah Finn would be coming in soon. He eventually had some discussions with Finn. “We got in the room and we chatted. We were having this great conversation,” he said.
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Around three years later, the studio had a conversation about casting Majors as Kang the Conqueror in the MCU, a role he would play in the Disney+ series Loki and the 2023 film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, before the studio fired him from the franchise.

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Why Jonathan Majors Was Fired From the MCU?

Known for his role in Marvel Studios’ Loki series, Majors faced repercussions following a legal ordeal. Allegations regarding a domestic dispute involving Majors and his ex-partner, Grace Jabbari, led to misdemeanor charges of assault and harassment.
Jonathan Majors as He Who Remains in a still from LokiA still from Loki | Credit: IMDb
Despite maintaining innocence, Majors was ultimately found guilty in December 2023. Following the verdict, Marvel Studios opted to part ways with Majors, who portrayed Kang the Conqueror in the MCU. Earlier this month, a New York judge delivered Majors’ sentence, mandating his participation in a one-year “in-person batterers” intervention program.
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Additionally, the judge imposed an order of protection preventing contact with Jabbari and restricted Majors from obtaining a firearm. Violating the terms of his sentence could result in up to 364 days of incarceration, and up to six months if he fails to complete the intervention program.

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Loki, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is streaming on Disney+.