LOKI And ANT-MAN 3 Star Jonathan Majors Sets Acting Comeback With Supernatural Thriller MERCILESS

LOKI And ANT-MAN 3 Star Jonathan Majors Sets Acting Comeback With Supernatural Thriller MERCILESS

We thought he might wait until things had died down a little more, but Jonathan Majors has now set his acting comeback with a new supernatural thriller titled Merciless...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 21, 2024 09:06 AM EST
Source: Via FearHQ

Former MCU star Jonathan Majors has set his first acting gig since being convicted of assault and harassment earlier this year. The Loki and Creed III actor will play the lead in a new supernatural revenge thriller from Martin Villeneuve, the younger brother of Dune filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.

Based on an original screenplay by Frank Hannah, Merciless "follows a top CIA interrogator who, after the woman he loves is overtaken by a malevolent force, is forced to go even darker to defeat it. The movie is scheduled to shoot in Saskatchewan in late fall.

“Merciless intertwines themes of possession, revenge and personal justice within a haunting narrative. It explores the psychological descent of John, played by Majors, and the supernatural forces challenging his sanity,” Villeneuve says.

The project was developed by producer Christopher Tuffin, who says he “refuses to let the court of public opinion and selective prosecution undermine great art and artists.”

“In graduate school, I had the good fortune to study screenwriting under Blacklist scribe Millard Lampell and learned from him the dangers of letting politics undermine due process and deprive artists of their careers,” Tuffin went on. “I consider it an honor and a privilege to be working with Jonathan, who is such a great talent, now that this matter has been adjudicated.”

Majors was found guilty of two misdemeanour counts of harassment and assault, as well as not guilty on two additional charges of intentional assault in the third degree and aggravated harassment in the second degree. After a recent sit-down interview with GMA backfired, some industry insiders believed that the judge might decide to give Majors a "taste of jail."

“The judge has a wide variety of tools at his disposal at sentencing, including anger management, community service, other programming and jail time. If the defendant says anything to piss off the judge, or insults the integrity of the judicial system, I could easily see the judge giving him a taste of jail,” noted Cary London, a civil rights and criminal defense attorney at Shulman & Hill.

However, Majors escaped with one year of domestic violence counselling.

The trades announced that Marvel/Disney had severed ties with Majors almost immediately after the news that he'd been found guilty broke, which would obviously seem to suggest that they were waiting for the verdict before making their decision - though some insiders believe that the studio was never going to move forward with Majors as Kang regardless of the outcome of the trial.

As for the next Avengers movie, "The Kang Dynasty" subtitle has now been officially dropped (no surprise there), and the project is being referred to internally as "Avengers 5" for the time being. To what extent the current story will be altered remains to be seen, but rumor has it that Marvel does still intend to utilize Kang as an important (though maybe not quite as important as he would have been) character moving forward, and are currently searching for an actor to replace Majors in the role.

Will Majors be able to get his career back on track? It may depend on how Merciless is received, but plenty of Hollywood stars have done so after being accused of and found guilty of worse, so we wouldn't be at all surprised.

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UniqNo
UniqNo - 6/21/2024, 9:57 AM
Denis about to catch some strays lol.
TheFinestSmack
TheFinestSmack - 6/21/2024, 9:57 AM
Odd title choice for his big return.
KennKathleen
KennKathleen - 6/21/2024, 12:35 PM
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SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 6/22/2024, 6:28 AM
@TheFinestSmack - don’t think he’s able to be too selective about his ability to work right now
Huskers
Huskers - 6/21/2024, 10:04 AM
Woman beater! His next role will be Sharknado 6 The Revenge! Lol
ThreadIsFemale
ThreadIsFemale - 6/21/2024, 10:06 AM
If he was white all would be forgiven.
Give him a chance!
Origame
Origame - 6/21/2024, 10:17 AM
@ThreadIsFemale - so let me get this straight, you've got this whole female empowerment thing going on with your name and avatar, and you're saying we should give a convicted woman beater a second chance?
dracula
dracula - 6/21/2024, 10:28 AM
@ThreadIsFemale - thats BS

Can name plenty of white guys who did less and werent forgiven

Hell Depp proved his innocence and his comeback is still a work in progress at best
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 6/21/2024, 10:28 AM
@Origame - it's a parody account. Maybe you boys should sit down together and have a cheeseburger

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ThreadIsFemale
ThreadIsFemale - 6/21/2024, 10:29 AM
@Origame - I don't have to explain my name and avatar to anyone!
ThreadIsFemale
ThreadIsFemale - 6/21/2024, 10:32 AM
@Ryguy88 - sorry, I believe cheeseburgers are meat-based. I'm vegan.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/21/2024, 10:43 AM
@Ryguy88 - What's worse is they deleted the Schumer pic after the public came together for a collective WTF? Like couldn't someone on the staff at least try to brown the burger a bit before the pic. Maybe paint on some grill marks lol
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/21/2024, 10:45 AM
@Origame - Nah he's just trolling bro. Like me with my incel comment the other day. Some will think he's right though.
TheFinestSmack
TheFinestSmack - 6/21/2024, 11:27 AM
@DarthOmega - Could also be a truthful glimpse into Chuck being a lizard-person. They eat raw meat. Allegedly.
HermanM
HermanM - 6/21/2024, 11:27 AM
@ThreadIsFemale - nah if he were white he'd be un-person'd and have to prove his innocence like Johnny Depp did
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/21/2024, 11:33 AM
@TheFinestSmack - He certainly gives credence to that conspiracy theory. He looks like a lizard who is trying hard to appear human but is failing miserably
Batmangina
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 12:40 PM
@ThreadIsFemale - Right?!? He beat up white Karens - dude needs a medal
PewPewPew
PewPewPew - 6/21/2024, 1:07 PM
@Batmangina - Ah, Edgelord Vader
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McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/21/2024, 1:14 PM
@Origame - he's a troll account clearly
Batmangina
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 2:00 PM
@PewPewPew - I'm more of an Edgelord of the Rings, TBH
Madman
Madman - 6/21/2024, 10:08 AM
I feel like this plot synopsis sounds like some perversion or interpretation of events revolving around him…
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/21/2024, 10:23 AM
@Madman - I didn’t think of it like that but I could see it now you mention it.
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KennKathleen - 6/21/2024, 12:38 PM
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SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 6/22/2024, 6:34 AM
@Madman - based on the director’s quotes above, I think that I suspiciously agree. Director seems to have a bit of a pre-existing agenda and perhaps Majors is the push that got the project aligned
BruceWayng
BruceWayng - 6/21/2024, 10:12 AM
“Merciless intertwines themes of possession, revenge and personal justice within a haunting narrative. It explores the psychological descent of John“

Sounds like they’re finally bringing the Jonathan Majors story to the big screen!
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 6/21/2024, 10:17 AM
Putting the actual accusations/convictions aside, this guy just comes across like a complete delusional narcissist. That interview he did was insane.
WhateverItTakes
WhateverItTakes - 6/21/2024, 10:25 AM
Merciless he is
HermanM
HermanM - 6/21/2024, 10:28 AM
Merciless is the beating he gave his ex
Matador
Matador - 6/21/2024, 10:55 AM
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