Loki and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania star Jonathan Majors was arrested in March and charged with misdemeanour assault, aggravated harassment, attempted assault, harassment, and strangulation following an alleged domestic dispute with his then-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.
Marvel Studios has remained oddly quiet on the actor's future in the MCU, but with his role in Loki season 2 already shot, Majors - who plays Kang Variant, Victor Timely - will remain part of the series. Beyond that, we have to believe the Disney-owned studio is waiting to see what happens when the actor goes to trial.
If his name is cleared, there's really no reason he can't continue playing Kang, even after a handful of claims about alleged past misconduct. However, should he be found guilty, Majors' acting career is likely over.
Either way, Disney may choose to cut ties with Majors in an effort to avoid the Multiverse Saga being overshadowed by a potentially problematic star. Thanks to Marvel Comics' Ultimate Invasion #4, there may now be a new direction to take this reality-hopping era of storytelling.
Following the death of his father, Tony Stark follows in Howard's footsteps by donning a suit of armour and dubbing himself Iron Lad. Looking an awful lot like Scarlet Centurion, he uses Howard's time-travel device to undo The Maker's damage to Earth-6160, creating a new Ultimate Universe in the process.
Along the way, it's established that Tony is destined to become Kang the Conqueror, establishing the hero we know as Iron Man as one of the villain's time-travelling Variants. On Earth-616, it's long been hinted that Kang is either a descendant of Reed Richards or Doctor Doom, but this Ultimate Invasion twist could have major consequences for the MCU.
If Majors continuing to play Kang is no longer feasible, rather than recasting the actor, all Marvel Studios needs to do is roll up to Robert Downey Jr.'s house with a dump truck full of money to introduce the most formidable Kang Variant who shares a face with someone we knew as a hero.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is thought to be involved with all aspects of Marvel these days, including the comic books, so it's feasible he played a role in Tony becoming Kang. After all, if there's a basis for it on the page, can we really complain if and when this happens on screen?
We'll see, but let us know your thoughts on this possibility in the comments section.