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Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow

2021-07-29T18:20:52.445Z

He filed a lawsuit claiming his contract was broken when the Marvel movie premiered on Disney + and in theaters the same day.



07/29/2021 3:12 PM

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Updated 07/29/2021 3:18 PM

Star

Black Widow

,

Scarlett Johansson

, filed a lawsuit against Disney, claiming that his contract was broken when the studio released the film Marvel

Disney +

 and in theaters the same day.

Variety

just published it

.

"Disney intentionally induced Marvel to break the agreement, without justification, to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her deal with Marvel," the lawsuit read.

Scarlett Johansson surprised Disney with her lawsuit.

In the picture, with Florence Pugh in "Black Widow".

Photo Marvel / Disney

Disney announced in March that

Black Widow

, among several of its 2021 films, would premiere simultaneously on the studio's subscription streaming service, for a premium price of $ 30 in the United States, and on the big screen when the movie industry cinema recovered from COVID-19.

Recent release

On July 9,

Black Widow

opened to a gross of $ 80 million in the United States and Canada, setting a COVID-era box office record, and earned an additional $ 60 million on Disney +.

With ticket sales currently at $ 319 million globally, it is one of the lowest grossing Marvel films,

Variety

reports

.

Scarlett Johansson is credited to the film as an executive producer.

Photo Marvel / Disney

The publication, which had access to the text of the lawsuit, continues: "Disney chose to placate Wall Street investors and 'cushion' its results, rather than allow its Marvel subsidiary to comply with the agreement," the statement read.

Scarlett Johansson is credited to the film as an executive producer.


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