Black Widow arrived amid cheers and criticism of Disney Plus, after a series of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Its premiere on July 9 was so successful that it managed to raise $ 218.8 million during its first weekend.
To everyone’s surprise, The Wall Street Journal revealed that protagonist Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for the simultaneous release of the film in select theaters and Disney Plus +. According to the actress’s representatives, this violates the agreement that provided for significant box office bonuses for her.
“The company intentionally induced a breach of the agreement by Marvel, without justification, to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her deal with Marvel,” the lawsuit posits.
In this situation, Disney It did not take long to pronounce through a representative: “There is no merit in this presentation. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing because of its callous disregard for the horrible and prolonged global effects of the pandemic. “
“Disney has fully honored Ms. Johansson’s contract, and in addition, the launch of Black Widow on Disney + with Premiere Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $ 20 million that she has received through date, “he told Variety.
Black Widow – official synopsis
At birth, Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanoff, turns herself in to the KGB to become their ultimate agent. When the Soviet Union separates, the Government tries to kill it while the action moves to present-day New York.
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