Jonathan Majors hopes his Marvel turn will help revive his career after assault conviction

Jonathan Majors, the actor who was convicted of assaulting and harassing his girlfriend in December, is hopeful that his new role in Marvel's "Kang" the Conquer will help revive his career.

In an interview last month with Variety, Majors said that he is "eternally grateful" for the opportunity to play a super villain in the MCU despite his conviction posing a hindrance to his career momentum.

"I've never struck a woman," Majors said in the interview, claiming his innocence despite being found guilty of harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Majors' pretrial statements to the prosecution stated that he was overly jealous when he followed his girlfriend, Emmy Duncan, 37, on Instagram and became upset after seeing that she was also following a male friend. He admitted to showing up at her Brooklyn home uninvited, hiding in her closet as she hosted a party for her colleagues, and later grabbing her wrist and punching himself in the face several times when she tried to leave.

The 37-year-old actor admitted to police that he enlisted the help of his friend Maura Hoover, 38, to help track Duncan's whereabouts and gather information about her life. Using a fake profile, Hoover requested to connect with Duncan on LinkedIn, and upon acceptance, forwarded Duncan's resume to Majors.

Majors was charged with stalking and harassment, while Hoover was charged with stalking, harassment, and conspiracy. They both pleaded not guilty and faced a year of probation.

While the ramifications of Majors' conviction have yet to be fully seen, his intentions to revive his career are surely bolstered by the massive platform of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

At the beginning of the year, Majors starred in M. Night Shyamalan's "Knock at the Cabin," but the upcoming thriller was shelved by Universal Studios following poor test screenings.

Before his December 2022 conviction, Majors was considered one of Hollywood's rising stars, having landed roles in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" and the HBO series "Lovecraft Country."

Only time will tell if Majors' turn as Marvel's newest super villain will resuscitate his career, or if the ramifications of his conviction will persist.

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