30 Jul 2021 8:17 AM +00:00 UTC

Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Reportedly Furious with Disney Over Black Widow Digital Release

People couldn't stop talking about Scarlett Johansson after she filed a lawsuit against Disney for Black Widow's digital release. However, it looks like the Avengers: Endgame star isn't the only one who feels strongly about the movie's Disney+ release. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is reportedly furious with the House of Mouse for how Black Widow's release was handled.

It was previously reported that Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney for allegedly breaching her initial contract when Black Widow didn't get the promised "theater-wide release."

"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," the suit read.

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Not surprisingly, Feige is on Johansson's side with this one. The latest What I'm Hearing ... newsletter reveals that the Marvel boss fought for the actress all this time and isn't pleased with Disney after what happened.


"[Feige is] a company man, and not prone to corporate showdowns or shouting matches. But I'm told he's angry and embarrassed," the newsletter reads. "He lobbied Disney against the day-and-date plan for Black Widow, preferring the big screen exclusivity and not wanting to upset his talent. And then when the sh-t hit the fan, the movie started tanking, and Johansson's team threatened litigation, he wanted Disney to make this right with her. (Disney declined to comment on Feige.)"

It's no secret that Feige was against Black Widow being given a digital release. After all, he had insisted that the film should get a full theatrical release, which was the reason why it was delayed for so long.

Disney has already responded to Johansson's lawsuit and claims that it is "sad and distressing." Black Widow is still screening in theaters and on Disney+.

Related: Disney Slams Scarlett Johansson Following Breach of Contract Lawsuit