Jonathan Majors has been recast in his rumored role as Dennis Rodman in 48 Hours in Vegas.
Beleagured Marvel Studios star Jonathan Majors is being recast in the upcoming Dennis Rodman biopic 48 Hours in Vegas, which does not spell good things for the actor’s further career. According to our trusted and proven sources, the Creed 3 star has been quietly removed from the biopic film, though it is not known whether Lionsgate has a new actor in mind for the role. It is fair to assume that Jonathan Majors being axed from 48 Hours in Vegas has to do with the recent assault allegations against the actor, which remain an ongoing legal issue.
Although Jonathan Majors has not been officially cast in the Dennis Rodman biopic, he has been strongly rumored to play the controversial retired basketball player since the fall of 2022. Given that the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star was going so far as to do interviews about his ideas for playing Dennis Rodman, it feels likely that he was close to locking down the role, if not secretly already under contract. However, it appears that his personal turmoil is already having an effect on his career, with at least one cherry role disappearing from Jonathan Majors’ grasp.
48 Hours in Vegas has been announced to be directed by Jordan VanDina, best known for writing the Purge-but-with-drugs-and-booze satire The Binge, as well as directing the sequel, It’s A Wonderful Binge. The first movie starred Skyler Gisondo (The Righteous Gemstones), Eduardo Franco (Stranger Things), and Dexter Darden (Maze Runner), and was poorly received by critics, but it appears it was enough to launch VanDina into a higher tier of feature film.
However, that tier will no longer include Jonathan Majors, who only weeks ago seemed poised to become one of the most ubiquitous movie stars in the world. Majors first began to gain critical notice with performances in films like the Matthew McConaughey crime thriller White Boy Rick and The Last Black Man in San Francisco before landing a leading role in the much-promoted HBO series Lovecraft County. Although the racially-themed horror show did not have the impact it was expected to, it unquestionably helped bring Majors to the attention of Marvel Studios.
Until the recent assault allegations, Jonathan Majors was set to portray Kang the Conqueror, the post-Infinity Saga Big Bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years to come. His Multiversal character first appeared in the Disney+ show Loki (where he is scheduled to reappear as another variant in season 2) and made his official debut in the third Ant-Man movie, but now a whole lot appears up in the air.
As of now, Jonathan Majors’ legal team has asserted the actor’s innocence in the assault charges and promised to bring evidence proving so to the courts. So far, his primary attorney has released text messages reportedly from the alleged victim in question, but it appears the issue is already affecting his future prospects in Hollywood.