The actress attacks the group’s decision to release the film on Disney +, because it means for her an estimated shortfall of more than $ 50 million …
If MCU fans wondered if Scarlett johansson would have the option to return in another film in the franchise, after Black widow, the answer now seems obvious: Scarlett johannson and the Avengers, It’s over ! The actress has just filed a lawsuit against parent company, Disney, alleging that the decision to air the film on Disney + while releasing it in theaters violates her contract, and it would lose her dozens. millions of dollars.
Young Black Widow is played by Milla Jovovich’s daughter Ever Anderson
Indeed, according to the Wall Street Journal, the star of Black widow argues that in the initial deal, Marvel guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release and that his salary was largely based on the film’s box office performance. The decision to release the film on Disney + should therefore represent a shortfall of more than $ 50 million for Scarlett johanssona source close to his contract told the WSJ. Because after a very solid start, the film experienced a spectacular and even historic drop in its attendance. At the present time, it has accumulated only $ 159 million in the USA and 350 million internationally. Rather very weak for a Marvel blockbuster.
“Disney intentionally caused Marvel to break the deal, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from taking full advantage of her contract with Marvel.”, alleges the complaint, which specifies that after learning that Black widow would also be available to stream, Johansson’s representatives attempted to renegotiate his contract.
The case brought to justice, it does not please Disney. The big-eared group responded directly, making a scathing statement to the New York Times, saying this complaint did “no basis“. Going further, the giant finds her “sad and heartbreaking, in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic … Disney has fully complied with the demands of Ms. Johansson and her contract and furthermore, the release of Black widow on Disney + with Premier Access has dramatically improved her ability to earn additional compensation, on top of the $ 20 million she has already received to date. “
After that, it is hard to see Natasha Romanoff leaving for new adventures within the franchise …
Disney continued: “Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of Black Widow on Disney + with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $ 20M she has received to date.”
– Brooks Barnes (@brooksbarnesNYT) July 29, 2021