2021 has been a crazy year so far but with everything that's been going on over the last couple of months, Scarlett Johansson taking legal action against Disney and seemingly severing her ties with the Marvel Cinematic Universe for good is the last thing we all expected to happen. The Black Widow star is making headlines over her claims that Disney committed a breach of contract for releasing her first standalone Marvel film via Disney+'s Premiere Access feature on the same day of its theatrical release.
Obviously, the theatrical and streaming releases coinciding with one another have gravely affected the film's box office numbers. During its first week, Black Widow was able to bring in an impressive $80 million, setting box office records during the "pandemic era". However, its earnings dropped significantly in the weeks that followed and Johansson's camp is blaming Disney's release strategy.
Disney and Scarlett Johansson having a feud.— Christopher Cabrera (@Kagemuyo) July 30, 2021
Meanwhile in Warner Bros....
DCEU: Marvel Studios you're going down. pic.twitter.com/nDmVShM30X
Scarlett Johansson should come over to DC and play Poison Ivy. #ScarlettJohansson— TJ1179 (@jtorr79) July 29, 2021
scarlett johansson to dc extended universe and films please— project patsy parisi (@j_thelonious) July 29, 2021
Welcome to the DC universe, Scarlett Johansson https://t.co/GSC28LXnx2— Marvin Sanchez (@moonwalkerwizzz) July 30, 2021
Watch Scarlett Johansson be in a future DC project I can feel it’ll happen— Niko W (@RegularNiko) July 29, 2021
Also Read: Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Reportedly Furious with Disney Over Black Widow Digital Release
While I'm not saying that a move to DC is on the list of ScarJo's future priorities, imagine if she pulls a James Gunn and does a project for Marvel's rival franchise. If you may recall, the Guardians of the Galaxy director was once fired by Disney in 2018 and later accepted a directorial job at Warner Bros. before the House of Mouse reinstated him.
Going back to Scarlett, sure, she's one of the original six members of the Avengers but it's no longer a question of loyalty as she has a Hollywood career to take care of. But I'm still hopeful that she and Disney will be able to settle their differences and talk things out.