Marvel Studios has decided to change the title of the upcoming Avengers film in the wake of lead star Jonathan Majors’ recent conviction for assault. Majors, known for his role as Kang the Conqueror in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), was dropped by the studio after being found guilty of one count of third-degree assault and one count of harassment. The actor, who played Kang in “Loki” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” faced multiple charges, raising uncertainties about his future in the MCU.
The original title, “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” has been scrapped, and the film will be temporarily known as “Avengers 5” until a new title is decided upon. The decision to change the title suggests that Kang’s character will be written out rather than recast. Marvel executives, including studio boss Kevin Feige, had reportedly discussed backup plans, including exploring other comic book adversaries, following the allegations against Majors.
The conviction has had significant repercussions for Majors, including being dropped by his management team and the removal of advertisements featuring him by the US Army. Another project, “Magazine Dreams,” was removed from Disney’s release calendar. The actor’s sentencing is scheduled for February 6, where he could face up to