#DisneyMustPay Task Force Supports Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow Lawsuit

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It's been a full month since Scarlett Johansson shockingly sued Disney over Black Widow's release strategy and while the issue is seemingly dying a natural death in favor of the House of Mouse, the actress is gaining more support not only from the fandom and some of her colleagues but also from a group of authors collectively known as the #DisneyMustPay Task Force.


To give you a little refresher, Johansson filed a lawsuit against Marvel Studios' parent company, accusing them of breaching her contract and the deal they initially agreed on with regard to the MCU film's release. Apparently, the actress' camp wasn't aware of Disney's plans to make Black Widow available for streaming in a "hybrid' release, and the said move was responsible for hurting the film's box office chances.

Now, the people behind the #DisneyMustPay Task Force voiced their support for the 36-year-old star and according to them, the company must honor the original contract and pay her in full. In an official statement (via CBR), the Task Force said that Disney is obliged to "pay her properly and not use unethical contractual maneuvers to avoid payment." They added that this isn't the first time Disney attempted "twisting of contractual language" to avoid giving creators full compensation.

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As it stands, we've yet to receive new updates from Scarlett's jaw-dropping lawsuit but despite the actress' recent silence, it's safe to assume that there's still tension between the Natasha Romanoff actress and Disney, and the longer this continues, the more impossible it will be for both parties to mend the fences.


Meanwhile, Black Widow is still streaming via Disney+'s Premier Access.