Dave Bautista responded to Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit with Disney over Black Widow.
Earlier this week, Scarlett Johansson went public with her lawsuit against Disney regarding her newest film Black Widow, claiming that the studio breached its contract with its simultaneous release to Disney Plus through Premier Access alongside its theatrical release. Despite an impressive opening weekend, the film experienced massive drops following its debut, which the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) attributed to Disney’s Premier Access strategy.
As the story regarding Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit dropped, her fellow Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame co-star Dave Bautista responded. Interestingly enough, he also expressed a negative sentiment against Disney regarding a potential standalone project of his own:
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) July 30, 2021
It’s interesting to hear that Dave Bautista had interest in a standalone movie for his character, Drax the Destroyer. It’s also worth noting that this is not the first time the actor has expressed his issues with his character’s role and Disney itself. In 2018 following the firing of director James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Dave Bautista became perhaps the most vocal opponent of the Guardians cast against Disney’s decision.
Dave Bautista is set to reprise his role as Drax in Thor: Love and Thunder and in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. What do you make of Dave Bautista’s response to Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney regarding the release of Black Widow? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for Black Widow:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
The film is out now in theatres and Disney Plus via Premiere Access. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.