- Disney has removed Magazine Dreams from its release calendar following the news of Jonathan Majors’ upcoming domestic abuse trial.
- Majors has pleaded not guilty to assault and harassment charges, claiming that his ex-girlfriend was the aggressor.
- Disney has not commented on when Magazine Dreams will be added back to its release schedule.
As a result of Jonathan Majors’ trial for domestic abuse charges being scheduled for November 29, Disney has decided to remove Magazine Dreams from its release calendar. A New York judge recently denied a motion to dismiss the case against Majors, who was arrested on March 25 following an alleged dispute with then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari. The Lovecraft Country actor and his legal team maintain that Jabbari was the aggressor in the situation, while Majors has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
On the same day that the motion to dismiss Majors’ case was denied, Jabbari was arrested on misdemeanor charges of suspicion of assault and criminal mischief. However, charges against her were dropped after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and determined that Jabbari was the victim, not the perpetrator.
Magazine Dreams, which features Majors as an amateur bodybuilder seeking stardom in professional weightlifting competitions, was set to be released on December 8. The critically acclaimed drama, directed by Elijah Bynum, debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Disney has not commented on when the film might be added back into its release schedule.
In addition to removing Magazine Dreams from its lineup, Disney has postponed its live-action Snow White remake starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot until March 21, 2025, and Pixar’s Elio, now scheduled for a June 13, 2025 release.
Prior to his legal troubles, Jonathan Majors had a banner year, professionally. He appeared as the villain Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and reprised the role in the ongoing second season of Disney+’s Marvel series Loki. Majors is also slated to appear in two upcoming Avengers sequels. Speaking about their collaboration, Loki director Kasra Farahani said the on-set experience with Majors was “without any drama” and a “joy.”
Earlier this year, Majors also starred alongside Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson in Creed III, where he received praise for his performance as Damian Anderson.