Cruella Star Emma Stone Reportedly Planning to Sue Disney Following Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
July 31, 2021  11:46 AM

It looks like Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit against Disney has made other major stars think twice about working for the House of Mouse. For instance, Emma Stone is reportedly reconsidering going through with the Cruella sequel after the first movie got the same deal as Black Widow.

Cruella was originally set to premiere in December 2020 but needed to be pushed back due to COVID-19. Disney ultimately decided that the live-action prequel to 101 Dalmatians would be released both in theaters and on Disney+ in May this year.

We all know that the same thing happened to Black Widow despite Marvel's insistence that their film should get a full theatrical release. With that in mind, it only makes sense that Stone is now thinking about taking the same actions as Johansson.

The What I'm Hearing ... newsletter shares interesting details about other stars thinking about suing Disney as well. The report states that Stone is "weighing her options" while Emily Blunt "is likely watching the Jungle Cruise numbers closely this weekend."

Blunt had previously expressed uncertainty over her Disney flick being released digitally when her other project The Quiet Place II did so well without the streaming option. There is a possibility that the Devil Wears Prada star will spring a similar lawsuit if Jungle Cruise suffers at the box office.

Johansson's lawsuit states that Disney breached her contract by giving Black Widow a digital release. The streaming option reportedly affected her pay from the back-end box office receipts.

Both Black Widow and Cruella are available on Disney+ through Premier Access.

Related: Scarlett Johansson's Agent Lashes Out as Disney for Attacking Black Widow Star

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