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Lawsuit against Disney: "Right!" - Elisabeth Olsen supports Marvel colleague Johannsen


In the dispute between Scarlett Johansson and Disney over the release of "Black Widow", the actress got help from another Marvel heroine: Elizabeth Olsen jumps aside.

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"Either it's in the contract or not": Elizabeth Olsen in her role as Scarlet Witch

Photo: Everett Collection / Disney / Marvel / picture alliance

Elisabeth Olsen supports Scarlett Johansson: In an interview that the magazine conducted with Vanity Fair with her and fellow actor Jason Sudeikis, Olsen said of Johansson's lawsuit against entertainment giant Disney: “She is so strong.

When I read that, I thought: Right, Scarlett. "

Sudeikis called Johansson's move "appropriately bad ass."

Olsen can be seen several times as Scarlet Witch in films from the Marvel universe.

Most recently she embodied the superhero in the Disney + series "WandaVision".

She is not worried about Johansson, but rather about smaller films, art house cinemas and independent cinemas, said Olsen.

“I like going to the cinema and I don't necessarily want to see an Oscar candidate or a blockbuster,” says the 32-year-old.

But when it comes to actors and their salaries, the matter is quite simple: "Either it's in the contract or not."

Johansson is suing Disney because the group released the Marvel film "Black Widow" on its streaming platform at the same time as it was released in theaters.

This simultaneous start violated contractual agreements, it says in the lawsuit.

She has been promised an exclusive film release on the screen, her earnings are based on the cinema revenues.

Disney wants to enrich itself at their expense and strengthen the streaming service.

The group describes the lawsuit as "unfounded".

The contractual requirements have been complied with.

With the release of the film on Disney + Johannsons "opportunities for additional income over the already received US $ 20 million have increased significantly."

On Friday, Disney told the Los Angeles Superior Court that the company had generated $ 125 million in online revenue from the superheroine film.

At the same time, the group had filed for arbitration in New York.

Johansson's side declined the offer of an out-of-court settlement negotiated behind closed doors.

The outcome of the lawsuit could have far-reaching effects on the entertainment industry, as more and more media companies are now pursuing the strategy of bringing blockbusters out simultaneously on the screen and via streaming in order to gain subscribers.


Source: spiegel

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