Disney Settles with Scarlett Johansson: The ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit Has Been Snapped?

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Scarlett Johansson has reached an agreement with Disney after an explosive lawsuit lead to months of bad press for The Mouse House. And it would also appear that the Tower of Terror film is still in the pipeline.

The dispute involved alleged lost royalties from Disney decision to release Black Widow on Disney+ Premier Access at the same time. Johansson’s payout from Black Widow was heavily reliant on theatrical revenue, and she claimed that Disney was unwilling to work with her to adjust the contract prior to the film’s release.

Disney shot back by implying that Johansson was being greedy, stating the actress was showing a ‘callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.’

Ouch.

But it seems to be water under the bridge for now, as both ScarJo and Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman have issued statements.

“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” stated Johansson. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”

Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman added: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”

So all’s well that ends well? It’ll be interesting to see what the long-term effects of Disney’s handling of this situation are. Disney CEO Bob Chapek has already stated that talent deals are undergoing a “reset” after the disastrous PR debacle that was this lawsuit.

[Source: THR]



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