Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle ‘Black Widow’ lawsuit



Scarlett Johansson stars as Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel’s “Black Widow.”

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Marvel star Scarlett Johansson and the Walt Disney Company have settled the breach of contract lawsuit the “Black Widow” actor brought against the studio in July.

Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.

“I am very happy that we’ve been capable of come to a mutual settlement with Scarlett Johansson relating to ‘Black Widow,” stated Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman in an announcement. “We admire her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sit up for working collectively on various upcoming tasks, together with Disney’s ‘Tower of Terror.'”

The explosive swimsuit claimed that Disney had breached Johansson’s contract it launched “Black Widow” on its streaming service Disney+ on the similar time it debuted in theaters. Johansson argued that the corporate had assured an unique theatrical launch for her solo movie, and her wage was based mostly, largely, on the field workplace efficiency.

“I’m glad to have resolved our variations with Disney,” Johansson stated in an announcement. “I am extremely happy with the work we have completed collectively through the years and have drastically loved my artistic relationship with the group. I sit up for persevering with our collaboration in years to return.”

Attorneys for Johansson and Disney spent months slinging barbs at one another. Disney accused the actor of “callous disregard” for the dangers of Covid-19 to the moviegoing public and publicly revealed she had bee paid $20 million for the movie already.

Johansson’s lawyers said Disney’s comments have been “an try to make her seem like somebody they and I do know she is not.”

The back-and-forth led Jamie Lee Curtis, Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Marvel’s personal “WandaVision” star Elizabeth Olsen to return to Johansson’s protection. Even the president of the Display screen Actor’s Guild on Friday slammed Disney for “bullying” Johansson in a public statement.

Whereas it is unclear what Johansson was paid within the settlement, the star appears to be prepared to place the lawsuit behind her. Johansson is predicted to work with Disney on the upcoming “Tower of Terror” reboot based mostly on one in all Disney’s hottest points of interest.




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