After a whirlwind of a day for Marvel fans, some upsetting news has arrived. Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for a breach of contract regarding the hybrid release of Black Widow.
“Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,” the suit from Johansson’s lawyers reads.
Basically, ScarJo was promised money from the box office revenues along with an exclusive theatrical release. Disney may have violated this by having Black Widow go hybrid.
Disney nor John Berlinski, an attorney for Johansson, immediately responded to a request for comment.
UPDATE: 7:43 PM EST: Disney has released a statement regarding the lawsuit. Read below:
“There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of Black Widow on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date.”
This is a developing story…