Scarlett Johansson In Tug Of War With Disney+

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest ornamented names for Marvel. Her latest release “Black Widow” is knocking at the door. But things seem to be bitter at the moment between the two. Johansson has reportedly filed a case in a court of law against Disney+. The suit was filed at the court of Los Angeles. She accused the company to have violated the norms of her contract. She said that Disney breached the rules for the release of her latest movie. 

Scarlett Johansson’s “Black Widow” Contract Debacle

After the end of an era in “Endgame”, fans are eagerly expectant for the “Black Widow” release. Speculations and rumors are running wild about the film. Everyone seems interested to know the fate of Black Widow going forward in the fifth phase of Marvel. However, things seem to take an ugly turn. 

Scarlett Johansson has sued the online streaming app Disney+ recently. She has accused them of violating her payment contracts. According to reports, the actress agreed to be paid based on the movie’s profit margins at the theatre. But Disney released the movie simultaneously in the theatres and on its streaming platform. This enraged Johansson. 

Disney shrugged off the accusations. They stated that no breach has been committed. They also stated the online release was advantageous for the actress too. Black Widow could be streamed on Disney+ only with a primer membership. This, the actress would be making more money on top of her stipulated $20m. 

Scarlett Johansson did not buy the clarification. She stated that it was a strategy from Disney to release big-budget films on their online platforms. This was an intentional move on their part. This way, the subscriber count would rise significantly as well as their stock values. The actress stated that Disney is covering its dirty business policies with the curtain of Covid-19.