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BREAKING: Scarlett Johansson sues Marvel Over Disney Plus 'Black Widow' release

BREAKING: Scarlett Johansson sues Marvel Over Disney Plus ‘Black Widow’ release

Scarlett Johansson Take Disney to court. The actress believes that the studio has violated his contract with Marvel by Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and on the Disney+ streaming service.

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Johansson’s attorneys handed over the necessary paperwork to Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday. The gist of the matter is that the 36-year-old movie star claims to have agreed with Marvel Black Widow It will be released exclusively in cinemas.

However, the superhero movie, which Johansson also co-produced, also became available on Disney+ on the same day (with VIP access, subscribers have to pay extra to be able to stream the movie early). She believes that this was not the agreement.

This certainly wouldn’t be the last case where Hollywood talent stood up to Disney to make it clear that whatever the company claims, they are only legally obligated to honor their contracts.John Berlinsky, Johansson’s attorney, explains in a statement.

money issue
The lawsuit Johansson filed earlier today is primarily a financial issue. She is said to have received a generous base salary of $20 million for her work on the movie. However, she also had a so-called background deal Negotiated with Marvel.

This is a common contract arrangement in Hollywood and means that actors receive a certain percentage of total proceeds at the box office. So Johansson fears losing a lot of money because of Black Widow appeared in theaters and on Disney+ on the same day (Black Widow It has grossed around $320 million worldwide so far, which is not much for the famous Marvel movies).

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important for the future
No doubt Hollywood will be watching this closely. With live broadcasts, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional booming contracts based on box office performance are no longer enough.

This was also the reason why WarnerMedia renegotiated several talents last year to allow for a simultaneous or exclusive release on HBO Max.