Unexpected conflict between Scarlett Johansson and Disney!! Two industry heavyweights will face off in court because the 36-year-old actress got tired of the company’s handling of the premiere of Black Widow and will take legal action to remedy it. He argues that the conditions of his contract were not met. Know all the details!
The heart of the matter lies in the controversy surrounding the theatrical release and Premier Access at the same time. The box office numbers were not as expected and were even affected by its late arrival in the Chinese industry. Being on the Internet, many preferred to watch the movie from the comfort of their homes or sadly, watch it through piracy. This issue did not go unnoticed by Johansson, who was very annoyed.
What happened between Scarlett Johansson and Disney?
As reported by The Wall Street Journal and picked up Reuters, the star did not consent to the film being released in theaters and streamed at the same time. The information indicates that the agreement between the parties did not contemplate this possibility that, finally, ended up hurting the movie performance (currently has collected about $ 324 million).
“It is no secret that Disney is releasing movies like Black Widow directly on Disney + to increase subscribers and thus boost the company’s share price, and that it is hiding behind Covid -19 as a pretext to do so. But ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of their films to promote this myopic strategy violates their rights and we hope to prove it in court. “ was the official statement from the actress’s lawyers as published by Deadline.
Journalist Joe Flint, one of the writers on the TWSJ article, shared snippets of the lawsuit Scarlett is planning. “The same Disney executives who orchestrated this strategy – Chairman Bob Iger and CEO Bob Chapek – will personally benefit from their misconduct and Disney’s.”, he transcribed.
The analyst also maintained that the problem is not new and that it is basically the same: “The star believes he is being denied money from internal settlements and consolidation”. The conflict is that Johansson receives royalties mainly from box office collection and the decision to unfold the premiere affected her financially.
Deadline also added that the famous artist “got a promise from Marvel that the premiere of Black Widow would be theatrical”. That is, it states that the company prioritized getting new subscribers on its platform at the expense of what was signed with her in the contract.
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