Scarlett Johansson and The Walt Disney Company have settled a lawsuit over the release of Black Widow. The actress sued the company for breach of contract when it released Black Widow simultaneously in theaters and on its streaming service, Disney+ with Premiere Access. She alleged that her contract stipulated that the movie was to be released exclusively in theaters.
The terms of the deal between Johansson and Disney were not released. However, a joint statement between Johansson and Disney indicated that the two will continue to work together moving forward.
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” said Johansson. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration.”
Alan Bergman, the chairman of Disney Studios Content, said he is “pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement.”
“We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects,” Bergman said. Scarlett Johansson has portrayed Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow since 2010 Iron Man 2. She has played the character in a total of nine movies.
The resolution between Johansson and Disney comes after a very public dispute and verbal sparring in the media. Before this, a Tower of Terror movie was said to be in the works with Johansson producing and potentially starring in for Disney. At this point, it isn’t known what the official status of that movie is. What is known is that things can move forward for the two and that they apparently will be working together.
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