Marvel ‘change title’ of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty following Jonathan Majors conviction

Marvel will reportedly retitle the forthcoming Avengers movie following Jonathan Majors’ assault conviction.


Marvel to Retitle Avengers Movie After Jonathan Majors Conviction

Marvel Studios will be changing the title of the next Avengers film due to the assault conviction of actor Jonathan Majors. Majors, known for his role as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Loki, was found guilty last December of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The studio has dropped Majors from their projects and is now rewriting and retitling the upcoming Avengers film, which is set to be released in May 2026.

The original title of the movie was Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, but Marvel has not yet revealed what the new title will be. This decision comes after the underperformance of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania at the box office, as Marvel was already looking to minimize Kang's character in future films. The studio has confirmed their commitment to address the situation and move forward with a revised title for the upcoming Avengers installment.

Reorganisation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel's decision to retitle the Avengers movie comes during a period of reorganisation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio recently announced the cast for their reboot of the Fantastic Four, a superhero team that will be introduced into the MCU for the first time. The cast includes Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.

The announcement for the cast of the Fantastic Four reboot raises anticipation for the upcoming film, as Marvel aims to reintroduce the characters to audiences after the previous movie versions released in 2005. Marvel re-acquired the rights to the Fantastic Four in 2019 and is scheduled to release the new film on 25 July 2025.

Consequences for Jonathan Majors

In addition to being dropped from Marvel projects, Jonathan Majors has faced other consequences following his assault conviction. His management team cut ties with him, and the US Army removed advertisements featuring the actor. He was also reportedly dropped from the upcoming adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel The Man in My Basement. Another project, Magazine Dreams, has been removed from the release calendar of Walt Disney Studios.

Majors' assault conviction has sparked national attention and discussions about domestic abuse. The national domestic abuse helpline offers support for women, and there is a dedicated men's advice line in the UK. In the US, the domestic violence hotline is available for assistance. International helplines can also be found for those seeking support.