Another movie role lost for Jonathan Majors.
The 34-year-old Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania actor will not be reprising his Dennis Rodman role in the 48 Hours in Vegas biography, which is reportedly titled after the former NBA player. He was found guilty of assault and harassment charges last month, which led to this decision.
It was revealed more than a year ago that Majors would play the Chicago Bulls star in the movie. The film 48 Hours in Vegas is around Dennis Rodman’s well-known trip to Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA Finals.
Deadline reports that Lionsgate, which was originally slated to produce the movie, is no longer participating. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood, the film’s producers, now own the film again. Furthermore, Rodman is producing the movie as an executive producer, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Majors was found guilty in December of second-degree harassment and third-degree assault for knowingly causing bodily harm. This was the outcome of an alleged domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, in New York back in March.
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Priya Chaudhry, the defense lawyer for Majors, released a statement following the decision. Chaudhry said in the statement that it was evident from the jury’s verdict that they did not believe Grace Jabbari’s version of what happened in the SUV. They discovered that Mr. Majors had not harmed her on purpose. We are appreciative of the result.
However, she expressed disappointment that despite the jury’s lack of faith in Ms. Jabbari, they still concluded that Mr. Majors acted irresponsibly during the incident. She continued, “Mr. Majors continues to have faith in the legal system and is eager to have the chance to fully defend himself.”
Marvel Studios has formally declared that it has broken its relationship with Majors following his conviction. The popular Avengers film series’ fifth edition was one of the many upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films in which the actor was supposed to star.
Known for his work on Creed III, Jonathan Majors appeared in the Disney+ series Loki as well as the 2023 movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania as Kang the Conqueror.
Majors spoke about his feelings in an appearance with Good Morning America last week, the first time he had done so since the trial. He conveyed his surprise and anxiety at learning the outcome.
How is that even possible? Majors asked incredulous questions. He stressed the huge amount of evidence that the defense and prosecution had to offer. Majors also mentioned that he was motivated to conduct this interview at this particular moment due to the noteworthy advancements that have occurred.
It s all about taking responsibility, having the confidence to go forward, and telling my side of the story, he added.
Majors will appear in court again on February 6th for his sentencing, where a maximum term of one year in jail is possible.