Scarlett Johansson and Disney Reconcile Disagreement About the Release of Black Widow on Disney+
The conflict between Scarlett Johansson and Disney over the simultaneous release of Black Widow in the cinemas and on Disney + seems to have been resolved.
The agreement between Disney and the famous actress was one of the first to be reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
As a reminder, the conflict began at the end of July with the fact that Johansson’s lawyers filed a lawsuit against the company. Over a hybrid release of “Black Widow”. This situation has been happening after many delays of the film and released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney +.
Scarlett Johansson accused Disney of violating the terms of the agreement. Which guaranteed an exclusive period for distribution in cinemas. As a result, she lost part of the profit, since her royalties came from the box office of the movie, but not from sales in “digital format”. Disney called the accusations unfounded and tried to shame the actress for ignoring the dire consequences of the pandemic.
As a result, both sides of the former conflict exchanged compliments and expressed their readiness to continue long-term cooperation.
The conditions of the conflict resolution were not disclosed. At the same time, WSJ reported that the actress demanded $80 million in addition to her $20 million fee.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter