Scarlett Johansson is all set for Disney's return as the Black Widow breach of contract lawsuit is now settled. Johansson filed the suit in July this year after Black Widow was released on Disney Plus on the same date as in the theaters.
According to THR, both the parties have settled, but the terms of the deal are not disclosed to the public. “I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” stated 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 in years to come.”
The settlement also brings some good news for Black Widow fans as it ensures that she will be available for a cameo in the MCU if one is required. This news also came with the confirmation of Johansson returning to her Disney movie, Tower of Terror.
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” said Alan Bergman, Disney Studios chairman. “We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on several upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
Earlier, while filing the lawsuit Johansson claimed that releasing the film simultaneously on the streaming platform made the film suffer at the box office. According to her contract, the movie was supposed to have an exclusive theatrical release, and her contract was broken when the film was released on Disney+ the same day.
Disney countered back by stating that Johansson was paid $20 million, and this is a sufficient amount for the movie. Black Widow has earned $379 million at the worldwide box office while being available on Disney+ Premier Access for a fee of $30. Disney also claimed that the movie made $60 million via Disney Plus Premiere in the first weekend.
Now, the lawsuit has reportedly settled after $40 million was paid by Disney to Johansson. She received industry-wide support after filing the suit on July 28 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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