Oct 1, 2021

Black Widow: Disney and Scarlett Johansson settle lawsuit

Johansson sued Disney two months ago, accusing it of breaching her contract when it offered the movie on its Disney+ streaming service while it was still showing in cinemas. Details of the deal between Disney and Johansson have not been disclosed. "I'm very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding 'Black Widow,'" Alan Bergman, content chairman for Disney Studios, said in a statement. "We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney's 'Tower of Terror'," he added. During the pandemic several big Hollywood studios opted to bypass cinemas, many of which had been closed, and release films online instead.Now that most cinemas have reopened, Disney, along with fellow giant Warner Bros, has chosen to maintain a dual release strategy for their major films.

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