Disney pulls Jonathan Majors drama “Magazine Dreams” from release schedule as actor nears trial

Disney announced a number of changes to its upcoming release schedule on Friday — and a film starring Jonathan Majors has been dropped from the calendar.

Magazine Dreams, the Majors-starring bodybuilding drama directed by Elijah Bynum, was previously slated for release on Dec. 4, but has been changed to "unset" status, per a release from Disney. The film premiered to positive reviews at Sundance in January (including an A- grade from EW) and was acquired by Disney's Searchlight in February.

A representative for Majors declined to comment. Representatives for Disney did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment.


Everett Collection Jonathan Majors in 'Magazine Dreams'

The studio also moved its live action Snow White remake starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot from March 22, 2024 to March 21, 2025, and shifted Pixar's Elio from March 1, 2024 to June 13, 2025.

Majors was arrested in March on charges of strangulation, assault, and harassment in New York following a domestic dispute with then-girlfriend Grace Jabbari, who was granted a full temporary protection order the following month. In June, the actor filed a complaint of domestic violence against Jabbari, claiming that he was the one attacked during the March 25 altercation.

On Wednesday, Jabbari was arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault and criminal mischief in connection with the domestic dispute. However, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office opted not to prosecute the case further "because it lacks prosecutorial merit," a spokesperson told EW.

Majors' career gained significant momentum in the first few months of 2023, gaining widespread acclaim for his performance in Magazine Dreams at Sundance and starring as the main antagonist in both Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Creed III. However, since his arrest, the actor has been removed from numerous upcoming projects, including an adaptation of The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley and ads for the Texas Rangers. Majors' publicist and manager also dropped him as a client after the arrest.

Majors is still appearing in the second season of Loki, playing a new variant of his villainous characters Kang and He Who Remains from prior Marvel projects.

A trial for Majors' misdemeanor charges is scheduled to start on Nov. 29.

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