Scarlett Johansson thanks actresses for supporting Disney lawsuit

After amicably end the case against disneythe actress Scarlett Johansson spoke to Variety on what happened during the action, thanking the support of colleagues in the profession as well as Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Vision) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween kills: the terror continues).

“Going through the lawsuit against Disney, when you’re doing something that feels like it’s never been done before, felt like uncharted territory. It’s kind of scary”Johansson said. You have a lot of doubts, but at the same time I felt like I was standing up for what was right and now no one will have to deal with that anymore. So it makes you feel like it was worth it for sure..

According to the actress, the support of her colleagues was decisive for her to move the process forward, until the amicable resolution. That was it for me, because being in this place can make you feel very alone. Just knowing that all these strong women had my back made me feel like I was doing something worthy. It was very emotional for me and encouraged me in a stressful time.”Johansson said.

Despite all the noise, Johansson still remains highly regarded by Marvel Studios chaired by Kevin Feige, one of Disney’s arms. On Thursday night (18), he revealed he still had a secret project involving the Black Widow star. According to the executive, however, this would not imply a return to the character of Natasha Romanoff.

UNDERSTANDING THE CASE

The actress and producer Scarlett Johansson opened a lawsuit in July against the disney by the decision of Black Widow Casting Studio simultaneously in theaters and in streaming Disney+. According to The Wall Street Journalthe star claims that this decision consists of a breach of contract, considering that the document spoke of an exclusive theatrical release.

In September, two days after the postponement of the first court hearing on the process led by Scarlett Johansson Against the disneydue to the simultaneous release of Black Widow in cinemas and Disney+, and the resulting impact on the share the actress would have in box office revenue, the two parties appear to have reached an agreement. According to deadlineCasa do Mickey paid over $40 million to close the deal with the star

“Disney intentionally caused the termination of Marvel’s agreement, without justification, to prevent Ms. Johansson from fully benefiting from her bargain with Marvel.”read the lawsuit filed by Johansson.

In a statement sent to the newspaper The New York TimesDisney said the lawsuit filed by Johansson “has no merit“and that he is”sad and disturbing in its complete disregard for the disastrous and lingering global effects of the covid-19 pandemic“.

Disney has fully honored its contract with Ms. Johansson, and on top of that, the release of Black Widow on Disney+ Premier Access has greatly increased its ability to earn additional revenue on top of the $20 million it has already received. until now.“, added the company.

Black Widow was one of the titles that Disney decided to also launch in streaming, for the additional amount of R$ 70 (US$ 30, in the United States), due to the coronavirus pandemic. Upon its debut, the film grossed US$215 million worldwide, of which US$80 million came from the North American market alone. While that’s an impressive value, the film coped the biggest box office drop in the history of wonderful studios in your second week.

In addition to Johansson, the production also Florence Poug (beautiful women), Rachel Weisz (Favorite), David Harbor (stranger things) and OT Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) in the list. The script comes from Eric Pearson (Thor: Ragnarok).

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