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Scarlett Johanson says her Disney lawsuit made a positive impact in the industry

Though the suit has been settled now, the terms of the settlement were not disclosed

Megha Mukundan
Nov 20, 2021
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Hollywood star Scarlett Johanson feels that her Disney lawsuit made a positive change in the industry as well as for artists. The actor who just celebrated her three decades in the entertainment field was talking to The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interaction ahead of the 35th annual American Cinematheque tribute in her honour.

Scarlett filed a suit a few months back, alleging Disney of breach of contract when they opted to release Black Widow on the streaming platform, while it was running in theatres. She also had claimed that the action had hurt her chances of potential earnings. 

Black Widow has Scarlett reprising her role as the titular character, set after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016). The movie was released in theatres and Disney+ Hotstar simultaneously on July 9.

When asked about the suit, the actress said it was not an easy decision. Besides the film being a great success, Scarlett was in a life-changing phase after having a baby during the time of the case. Though she passed the phase with great difficulty, she believes her action had made an impact in the industry. 

Though the suit has been settled now, the terms of the settlement were not disclosed. It was also unfortunate that the lawsuit turned bitter later, with both the parties making strong public statements. However, at the time of the deal, Scarlett had made it clear that she is continuing the collaborations in years to come. 

Meanwhile, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios hailed her as one of the most versatile and talented actors of our time. He also hinted about another non-Black Widow-related-top-secret project with her, which is expected to be out soon. 


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