Why Jonathan Majors is in Season 2 despite arrest

Jonathan Majors is a major part of Season 2 of “Loki,” opposite Tom Hiddleston – despite getting arrested for alleged domestic violence, for which he has an impending trial. 

In March, Majors, 34, was arrested for allegedly choking his girlfriend in a domestic dispute.

The actor — who was released free without bail — has maintained his innocence, claiming it was his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, 30, who attacked him and he was trying to get away from her.

Jabbari was allegedly left with injuries on her head and neck. Majors filed his own domestic violence charges against her for the altercation, claiming she scratched and hit him while she was drunk.

The Marvel actor’s trial on domestic assault has been postponed until Oct. 25

Jonathan Majors has an impeding trial for domestic assault, but he’s still a big part of “Loki” Season 2.
Getty Images
Jonathan Majors in “Loki” Season 2.

Speaking to Variety about the Disney+ show, executive producer Kevin Wright explained why they didn’t consider pairing back Majors’ role in the series, amid the controversy surrounding the “Creed III” actor. 

“No,” said Wright, referring to the fact that the show did not consider changing Majors’ role. 

“And that mainly came from — I know as much as you do at the moment. It felt hasty to do anything without knowing how all of this plays out.”

Tom Hiddleston in “Loki” Season 2.
©Disney+/Courtesy Everett Collection
Jonathan Majors is still a big part of the MCU. A “Loki” producer said removing him “felt hasty.”
Jay Maidment
Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson are in “Loki” Season 2, with Jonathan Majors.
©Disney+/Courtesy Everett Collection

However, even though Majors’ trial has been postponed, he was accused of further abuse in a Rolling Stone exposé published in June, in which a dozen sources spoke of his alleged mistreatment of exes.

Nine insiders claimed that the Marvel actor subjected one unnamed girlfriend to “really extreme abuse, physically and mentally” — even alleging that he strangled her.

Another former partner reportedly called her relationship with Majors, “emotional torture,” with sources citing examples of diet control and wall punching.

Rolling Stone published an expose over the summer with more allegations against Jonathan Majors.
Getty Images
Paul Rudd with Jonathan Majors in  “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”

Amid this news, Majors is still in the time-jumping romp “Loki” Season 2, with Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and new cast member Ke Huy Quan. Majors plays the villain He Who Remains.

“Loki” Season 2, “looks amazing. great performances, esp from tom hiddleston. but alleged abuser jonathan majors’ presence ruins it all,” one critic posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. 

This isn’t the first time that Marvel has taken a gamble on a star with a bevy of legal woes and serious allegations. “The Flash” starred Ezra Miller, 31, despite a slew of international crime allegations against the actor, including burglary and harassment

Despite Marvel and Disney’s squeaky clean reputation, producers are standing by keeping Jonathan Majors in “Loki” Season 2.
©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

That didn’t work out so well for “The Flash,” as it had a staggering 72 percent drop at the box office after its opening weekend. 

“Loki” Season 2 premieres Thursday, Oct. 5 on Disney+

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button