Scarlett Johansson settles conflict with Disney over Black Widow premiere
Scarlett Johansson settles conflict with Disney over Black Widow’s online premiere
Actress Scarlett Johansson has settled a dispute with Disney over the Black Widow movie premiere, the company said.
Johansson and the studio have reached an agreement, according to a posting on Disneynews.us. “Details were not disclosed,” the message says.
In the lawsuit filed, the actress indicated that the company violated contracts for online screenings of the film “Black Widow”. According to the lawsuit, the actress’s contract for filming the film provided for a reward depending on the box office in cinemas and did not provide for the premiere online streaming of the film.
Disney previously called the actress’s lawsuit over the online release of Black Widow unfounded and accused her of failing to take into account the “dire and long-lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a global scale.” The actress’s agent called such a statement shameless and false.
According to Indie Wire, the film “Black Widow”, which was released in theaters and on the Disney + platform on July 9, grossed a total of $ 318 million in the US and worldwide, well below expectations. According to the United States Cinema Owners Association, the low box office was largely a consequence of the film’s online release.
According to the lawsuit, representatives of the actress were interested in discussing new conditions and finalizing the contract, but neither Marvel nor Disney responded to this. According to the Washington Post, the release of the picture on the Disney + platform could have cost Johansson more than $ 50 million.