SHOCKING! Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for simultaneously releasing Black Widow in theaters and OTT, alleging $ 50 million in losses.

In a shocking new development, Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays a superhero in Black Widow, has brought a case against Disney. She has alleged a breach of contract by the studio. She has claimed that Disney broke its commitment to release the film only in theaters. As we know, it was released simultaneously in theaters and on the OTT Disney + platform. Her attorney has said that Scarlett Johansson’s salary was tied to Black Widow’s box office performance and that this double release will affect her compensation. According to The Wall Street Journal, the lawsuit reads: “Disney intentionally induced Marvel to breach the agreement, without justification, to prevent Johansson from realizing the full benefit of his deal with Marvel.” The actress appears to have suffered a loss of $ 50 million. Also Read – Hollywood Weekend Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan’s Old Debuts at No. 1 and you are already in the profit zone; Black Widow crosses $ 150 million

A Disney spokesperson said Scarlett Johansson’s allegations of losing money are without merit. They have also called him “sad and heartbreaking because of his callous disregard for the horrible and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The representative said that the firm fulfilled its contract. They argue that the digital launch allows you to earn additional compensation on top of your $ 20 million fee. It should be noted that exhibitors / distributors / theater owners worldwide are experiencing a crisis. Desperate studios are releasing movies on OTT platforms to break even or make a profit. Black Widow was supposed to be out in May 2020, but it was finally released in the US and other nations on July 9, 2021. Also Read – Hollywood News Trends Today: BTS Members Suga And J-Hope Express Their Gratitude To ARMY, Black Widow Receives A Great Opening At The Box Office, And More

Johansson’s attorney, John Berlinski, told CNN Business: “It is no secret that Disney is releasing movies like Black Widow directly on Disney + to increase subscribers and therefore increase the company’s share price, and that it hides behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do it “. ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of their films to promote this myopic strategy violates their rights and we hope to prove it in court. “The film is due to launch in India on Disney + Hotstar in October. Also read – Trending Hollywood news today: BTS receives recognition from Elton John for permission to dance, Black Widow director reveals why they didn’t have Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man cameo in the movie, and more

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