Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney in the Los Angeles Supreme Court over the simultaneous release of the film on the Disney Plus and movie theaters. Why Scarlett Johansson Sued Disney
Why Scarlett Johansson Sued Disney?
Johansson said in his petition that his agreement with Disney this was for the movie Black Widow exclusively in theaters and salary largely depends on selling the film at the box office. The petition states:
Disney has deliberately and unjustifiably violated the Marvel Agreement to prevent Ms. Johansson from receiving its full benefits from Marvel.
Disney has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed by Scarlett Johansson could make a big difference in the entertainment industry. Following their growth, large media companies are prioritizing online broadcasting services and offering valuable content on these platforms. These changes, which followed the outbreak of the Corona virus, have significant financial implications for actors and producers, and they ensure that the growth of these services will not be to their detriment.
His petition also states that Disney and Marvel did not respond to the request when Johansson’s representatives tried to renegotiate his contract after the announcement of the simultaneous release of Black Widow.
John Berlinski, a lawyer for Kasowitz Benson Torres, who also represents Johansson, said:
This lawsuit will certainly not be the last that Hollywood talent will present against Disney, and companies have a legal obligation to abide by their contracts.
Disney began showing movies simultaneously on the Disney Plus service and in cinemas at a time when movie theaters were restricted due to the spread of the Corona virus, as well as as part of a boost in its fledgling services. The HBO Max service follows a similar strategy for all of Warren Brothers’ films this year.
It should be noted that according to a person who is familiar with the details of this contract, the release of the film on the Disney Plus service has cost Scarlett Johansson more than $ 50 million. Even before the Corona outbreak, he was worried about the online release of Black Widow, and his agents at the time were trying to ensure that the film would be released in cinemas.