Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Release

The actor said the decision to simultaneously release the film in theaters and on Disney+ breached her contract.

7/30/2021 12:46:00 AM

The actor said the decision to simultaneously release the film in theaters and on Disney+ breached her contract.

The actor said the decision to simultaneously release the film in theaters and on Disney+ breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

David Moyevia Associated PressScarlett Johansson arrives at the Bafta Film Awards in London in February 2020. Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over the company’s streaming release of"Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. The “Black Widow” star and executive producer filed a suit on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court that said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release.

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Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.In a lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Black Widow” star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the lawsuit.

Johansson’s potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which the company released simultaneously in theaters and on its streaming service Disney+ for a $30 rental.“In the months leading up to this lawsuit, Ms. Johansson gave Disney and Marvel every opportunity to right their wrong and make good on Marvel’s promise,” the lawsuit said. “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.” headtopics.com

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The actor A bit convenient considering she’s right at the end of her contract with them and she has nothing to lose. As she should. 👍🏼 If I were her, I would sue Disney for making a trash movie Oh boohoo Bite the hand that made her... Movie stars are obsessed with theaters. There has just been a pandemic, Disney needs the movie to make money

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over 'Black Widow' Disney+ releaseActress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney, saying the premiere of the highly anticipated superhero film 'Black Widow' on streaming service Disney+ breached her contract Well I saw it in the theater and enjoyed it. 'Box office' is the same as Disney premium. She needs to get the fuck over herself she's not the great of an actress and was one of the worst Marvel characters ever. Why does everything in america nad europe gat to be sued. No peace amendment other than suing? A man coughs and we sue, a woman comes back late,we sue. Someone offends another, we sue.

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Streaming ReleaseScarlett Johansson, star of Marvel Entertainment’s 2021 movie ‘Black Widow,’ has filed suit against Walt Disney Co. over the decision to release the movie on Disney+ at the same time as in theaters. Yessss get them As she should😌 I’m kinda amazed people are acting like Disney’s a down on their luck good guy. I have no pathos for Ms. Johansson, but I have even less for Disney if this is true. They are an enormous company and intentionally shorting the talent is an abuse.

Scarlett Johansson Files Lawsuit Against Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ ReleaseIn a dramatic turn with implications for major Hollywood studios, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. on Thursday alleging that her contract was breached when Black Widow… Scarlett please just she should sue for not making that solo movie before the character died

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney For Releasing ‘Black Widow’ On Streaming ServiceThe ‘Black Widow’ star claims Disney breached her contract by releasing the movie on Disney+ the same day it premiered in theaters, hurting its box-office revenue, which was the basis for bonuses for the actress. I AM DESPERATELY BEGGING FOR HELP AT THIS POINT!!!! I am a single father of a disabled toddler, We are about to lose what little we do have we need to get caught up on expenses and replace our car ASAP God Bless you all!!! This was a matter of when not if Johnasson sued them. Honestly, would have done the same thing. Interesting to see how Disney reacts. Honey the movie wasn’t even that good

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney For Releasing ‘Black Widow’ On Streaming ServiceThe ‘Black Widow’ star claims Disney breached her contract by releasing the movie on Disney+ the same day it premiered in theaters, hurting its box-office revenue, which was the basis for bonuses for the actress. CREATIVE ACCOUNTING IN HOLLYWOOD -old news-

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ ReleaseThe actress said the decision to simultaneously release the film in theaters and on Disney+ breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.