Filmmaker A.B. Allen seemed to confirm that a past Tweet alleging abusive behavior on the part of an unnamed actor was referring to Jonathan Majors.
Jonathan Majors was recently arrested on charges of strangulation and assault, and now he may be facing some additional problems. Some Twitter users have come forth to allege, without naming him directly, that the MCU actor has a history of abuse before the most recent allegations. Cosmic Book News reported on the Tweets, the first of which comes from filmmaker A.B. Allen who seems to confirm one of his earlier (now protected) Tweets about an abusive actor was about Majors.
The week that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was released, in which Jonathan Majors plays the main antagonist, Allen Tweeted “there’s a particular actor, relatively new on the scene, who Twitter has violently fallen head over heels for who, in actuality, is a vicious, cruel, abusive human being, both professionally and in his personal life, and every new viral thirst tweet about him drives me insane.” After Majors was arrested, another Twitter user said “now we know who this Tweet is about” to which Allen replied “Ding, Ding, Ding Ding.” When questioned why Allen didn’t name Majors, Allen claimed it wasn’t his place and that he would have spoken up if something had happened to him or if he witnessed something himself.
Tim Nicolai, who is a co-founder of Society Theatre along with being a Broadway actor and director, brought up Jonathan Majors by name in a since-deleted Tweet. Nicolai said, “He’s a sociopath and abuser, and that is how virtually everyone speaks about him.” When questioned about coming forward, Nicolai gave a similar answer as Allen saying “A bunch of us are close with people (and sometimes multiple people) he has directly harmed,” adding “I don’t know if they will speak on it,” and “It is completely their decision.”
Immediately following Jonathan Majors’ arrest, a rep for the actor denied all allegations against him. Most recently, the actor’s defense attorney Priya Chaudhry has claimed that Majors is “completely innocent” and “provably the victim” in the alleged altercation. Chaudhry has also said they are currently gathering evidence and expect the case to be dropped soon.
According to Chaudhry, the evidence gathered includes video footage from the vehicle where the alleged incident happened, eye-witness testimony, and two written statements from the woman recanting her allegations against Jonathan Majors. Chaudry goes on to explain that the woman had an “emotional crisis” which is why she was admitted to the hospital. According to Chaudry, NYPD is “required to make an arrest in these situations,” which is why Majors was taken into custody.
Jonathan Majors is one of Hollywood’s quickest rising stars, with major roles in films like Creed III and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Majors is set to play a huge part in the MCU going forward, as he plays the villain Kang the Conquerer. While Marvel hasn’t announced every upcoming movie we can expect to see his character pop up in, he would at the very least be the primary antagonist of the next Avengers film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and presumably appear in Avengers: Secret Wars a year later.
As of now, it remains to be seen if this alleged incident will affect Jonathan Majors’ future in the MCU or any of his other projects. The US Army did decide to pull ads featuring the actor for the time being, with the Army Enterprise Marketing Office giving the statement ” While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.” Other projects on Majors’ upcoming docket include The Man in My Basement and Da Understudy.
For now, it looks like Marvel and other Jonathan Majors collaborators will be waiting to see if the allegations are dropped before making any official moves. If the allegations are dropped, it seems likely that Majors would be kept on board all of his upcoming projects. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated on this situation as it continues to develop.