Scarlett Johansson sued Disney after it emerged that the company had not released the new movie Black Widow, which she stars in, was simultaneously released in theaters and through their streaming service. And the actress had agreed to show the film exclusively in the cinema first, because part of the profits would go to her. But now that viewers can also watch Disney+ at home, that amount is much less. And because this agreement was included in Scarlett’s contract, the actress did not leave it at that.
Matthew Belloni believes that the actress is an example for other actors. like Black Widow became eg Cruella, starring Emma Stone, was also released on Disney+ around the same time the film hit US theaters. Emily Blunt, currently appearing in jungle tripShe previously objected to Paramount’s decision to release her film A Quiet Place Part Two ahead of the agreed-upon date on their streaming service Paramount+. On Friday, actor Gerard Butler has already filed a lawsuit against Nu Image/Millennium Films. He claims to owe at least $10 million in earnings to the action movie Olympus has fallen from 2013.
Disney described the case as “sad and disturbing”. According to the company, the actress’ move is an “insensitive disregard for the horrific and long-lasting global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic” and she has already received $20 million for her work. So she had already received “adequate compensation” for releasing the film on Disney+.