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Scarlett Johansson Settles 'Black Widow' Lawsuit With Disney

BP World Bureau | Oct 01 2021 09:04:29 AM
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LOS ANGELES, US: Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson revealed that her lawsuit against Disney for breaching the contract has been settled. 

She filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. over the streaming release of her solo release 'Black Widow,' saying that she is supposed to get her dues from box office collections. 

Two months ago, in her suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, she said that the streaming release of the Marvel movie breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings of over 50 million dollars.

"I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team," she said in her statement. 

Alan Bergman, chairman of Disney Studios Content, said that he is pleased to come to a mutual agreement. 

Read: 'Black Widow' Scores Massive Global Opening Post-Pandemic 

'Black Widow' is the first major theatrical release after 'Spiderman: Far From Home.' It was supposed to hit theatres in 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic and lockdown.

Black Widow debuted to 80 million dollars in North America and 78 million dollars from international theaters. But theatrical grosses declined sharply due to the simultaneous release. 

Scarlett Johansson stars in the lead role as the former spy turned Avenger. This is also her 8th appearance after 'Iron Man 2,' 'Avengers,' 'Captain America: Winter Soldier,' 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Captain America: Civil War,' 'Avengers: Infinity War,' and 'Avengers: Endgame.'