Scarlett Johansson SUES Disney for releasing Black Widow on streaming service and ‘costing her $50M in profit’

BLACK Widow actress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for releasing her new Marvel movie on its streaming service at the same time as its theater release. The 36-year-old action star filed the suit on Thursday, claiming the move will likely cost her more than $50million in profit. Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney Scarlett’s alleged Disney in in breach of contract because her deal was for an exclusive theatrical release for the film, according to Wall Street Journal. Black Widow released in both theaters and on Disney+ on July 9. The suit, according to the outlet, alleged: “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.” A large portion of the actress’ salary for Black Widow was reportedly based on its box office revenue. John Berlinski, a lawyer who represents Scarlett said: “This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts.” Originally set to be released in theaters in May 2020, the movie was delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eventually, Disney settled on its July 9 date, then choosing to debut it on its streaming platform at the same time, as well. The lawsuit claimed Disney was more focused on growing its subscription service and stock than honoring its contract with Scarlett. Both Disney and Marvel were allegedly “unresponsive” when Scarlett and her team looked to renegotiate her contract upon the decision to release her movie in theaters and on streaming. More to follow… For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS. [article-rail-section title=”Most read in Entertainment” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] [pod_component pod_component_config_id=”BB1w9H6DA” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/BB1w9H6DA.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.72.0/componentLoader.js?85621″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DBB1w9H6DA%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.72.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F85621%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FBB1w9H6DA.json”]

Scarlett Johansson SUES Disney for releasing Black Widow on streaming service and ‘costing her $50M in profit’

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