Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney for breaching her contract when they released the film "Black Widow" on their streaming platform. The actress claims that the simultaneous release on Disney+ has resulted in financial losses for her, as her salary was largely based on the film's box office performance. Johansson's legal team alleges that Disney's decision to prioritize streaming has undermined the movie's potential earnings and violated their agreement. This lawsuit raises concerns about the future of film distribution and the impact of streaming on actors' compensation.
2023/09/04

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Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney, claiming that the simultaneous release of her film Black Widow on Disney+ breached her contract. She alleges that she lost out on more than $50 million as a result of the streaming release. Johansson stated that she had been promised an exclusive theatrical release and that the majority of her salary was based on box office performance. The actress accuses Disney of intentionally inducing Marvel's breach of the agreement and devaluing her contract in order to benefit themselves. The lawsuit comes as major studios are experimenting with simultaneous online and theatrical releases.

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