29 Jul 2021 2:33 PM +00:00 UTC

Scarlett Johansson Files Lawsuit Against Disney For Streaming Release of Black Widow

Credit: Marvel Studios

Over the last decade, Scarlett Johansson has become a pillar of the Avengers being the only woman in the team and she's not backing down in real life as she files a lawsuit against the giants she had been working with for the past years, Marvel and Disney, for the Disney Plus release of her most recent film, Black Widow, citing that such would be a breach of contract.

Scarlett Johansson Files Lawsuit Against Marvel For Disney Plus Release of Black Widow
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Johansson has been synonymous with the character Black Widow that when you see her face, you know it is her as that is one of the roles that she really had authority on. However, despite her tenure in the beloved franchise, she is suing Disney and Marvel according to the Wall Street Journal. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court as Johansson claims that releasing Black Widow on Disney+ is a breach of contract on the part of the studio.


Johansson, as feisty as her character in the MCU, is on her way to battle against giants, Marvel and Disney. As quoted from the suit, "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 breach of contract arises, in part, from the stipulation that the salary that Johansson would receive would be contingent on the success of the film at the box office. Recently, it was shown that having the movie released on the streaming platform at the same time as in theaters, has hindered the film to be a box office hit, that according to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Widow ranks way below other Marvel Cinematic Universe releases of Disney.

Marvel and Disney gave no statement yet as to the lawsuit filed.

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