Scarlett Johansson has sued Disney over her compensation for Black Widow, and now it’s being rumored that she might be permanently blacklisted by The Mouse House.
According to pop culture news site Giant Freakin Robot, their inside sources claim Disney has apparently cut all ties with ScarJo in light of the legal entanglement.
Following the lawsuit, Disney has been criticized for its fiery public response to the suit. Now, thanks to one of our trusted and proven inside sources, we’ve learned that Disney has closed their ties and future projects with Scarlett Johansson.
We can count on this meaning that Disney intends to not move forward with the projects they’ve publicly announced, like Tower of Terror. It also means that projects that were quietly in the works for Scarlett Johansson are now out of the question. We were unable to learn what those secret projects might have included.
This shouldn’t come as a surprised to anyone who knows anything about Disney. Mickey and friends don’t easily “forgive and forget” past transgressions, and sometimes that means even blacklisting major newspapers over unfavorable reporting or taking fan blogs to task publicly.
But neither or those instances involved suing Disney for millions of dollars, and dragging the company’s name through the mud in the press.
No, ScarJo won’t be allowed back in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse anytime soon. Not that she’d really want to. Natasha Romanoff’s storyline in the MCU is complete, and Marvel Phases 4 and 5 look like a whole lot of “meh” going forward.
That’s fine. Surely HBO Max, Netflix, Peacock, Apple, Tubi or a host of other Disney competitors would be thrilled to have her.
To recap: Scarlett Johansson sued Disney over her pay for Black Widow, claiming that Disney releasing the film on Disney Plus Premier Access hurt her bottom line, as her payday was largely determined by theatrical box office receipts. Allegedly Johansson’s people tried to renegotiate with Disney for better streaming royalties, but The Mouse wouldn’t play ball.
[Source: Giant Freakin Robot]
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