Disney has reached a settlement with Marvel Cinematic Universe actress Scarlett Johansson in her Black Widow lawsuit.
Earlier this year, Scarlett Johansson shocked the movie world by suing Disney over breach of contract. According to the actress and her attorney, Disney breached its contract with the actress by releasing Black Widow into theaters and Disney Plus simultaneously. The actress claimed that that the film was to be given an exclusive theatrical release and releasing it on Disney Plus directly affected Black Widow‘s box-office performance which she was entitled to a share of. But now the lawsuit has wrapped up.
In a statement, Scarlett Johanson revealed that she had resolved her Black Widow issues with Disney and was looking forward to working with the company once again in the future:
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman added echoed the sentiment and expressed a desire to work with her in the future:
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
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, Olga Kurylenko, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
The film is out now in theaters and Disney Plus via Premiere Access. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.