18 Aug 2021 2:54 PM +00:00

Scarlett Johansson was Reportedly Giving Birth to Child When Disney Slammed Black Widow Lawsuit

Credit: Marvel Studios

The legal "war" between Scarlett Johansson and Disney is just getting started and by the looks of it, both parties aren't willing to lose their respective cases. In case you haven't been keeping up with the news, Scarlett filed a lawsuit against the company last month for allegedly breaching their contract with regard to the release strategy for Black Widow. As it stands, there are no new updates regarding Johansson's shocking lawsuit against the House of Mouse and it may have something to do with the actress' current physical and mental state.


Little do people know that the actress was handling other personal matters as the entire fiasco was transpiring. Apparently, when Disney released its official statement dismissing all of Scarlett's allegations and calling her "insensitive" for filing a lawsuit in the middle of a pandemic, the former MCU star was actually in the hospital in labor, giving birth to her first child with Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost.

Details about ScarJo's pregnancy are scarce for now but if the reports are actually true, this puts Disney in a bad spot and it could very well affect the company's overall image which is going to be crucial. Just imagine, Disney's fiery remarks thrown at Johansson could've affected her pregnancy. Thankfully, that didn't happen and as far as we know, she safely delivered the baby.

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This entire issue is still a tough pill to digest considering Scarlett's storied history with the company. Not only that, but it hurts any chances of the actress ever reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is a damn shame considering the franchise is set to explore the multiverse. Of course, we're still hoping that they'll be able to mend the fences but that one remains to be seen.

Via: Deadline


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