Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle lawsuit; ‘happy to resolve differences,’ says actor
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Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle lawsuit; ‘happy to resolve differences,’ says actor

Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney saying the streaming release of the movie breached her contract and affected her potential earnings.

Akshay Krishna
Oct 01, 2021
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After two months since filing a lawsuit against Walt Disney, Scarlett Johansson has settled the dispute over the OTT release of her Marvel movie, Black Widow.

The case was filed after the actor claimed that Disney had breached the contract she was offered by releasing Black Widow on its streaming platform, while it was running in theatres. She also claimed this hurt her chances of potential earnings. 

"I'm very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” said Alan Bergman, the content chairman of the entertainment giants in a statement reported by the BBC.

Johansson also issued a statement saying she is happy to have resolved the differences with Disney and that she looks forward to further collaborations with them. 

The issue and the legal battle that followed set off a firestorm. The issue saw other Marvel actors take sides. 

The details of the deal between The Avengers actor and Disney have not been disclosed. 

Black Widow saw Johansson reprise her role as the titular character. Following the Russian assassin-turned-Avenger, the movie was released in theatres and on Disney+ simultaneously on July 9. 

The movie made $60 million through streaming purchases in the first 20 days of its release according to Disney. The movie has made more than $378 million worldwide in box office collections according to Box Office Mojo.

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