Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming release of Black Widow alleging she lost out on more than $50 MILLION… after initial salary deal was based on box office performance
- Johansson, 36, alleges she’s lost more than $50million in earnings as a result of Black Widow being released on Disney+ at the same as theaters
- The actress filed the lawsuit on Thursday claiming she’d been guaranteed the Marvel film would have an exclusive theatrical release
- The suit says Disney prevented Johansson ‘from realizing the full benefit of the bargain with Marvel’
Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the streaming release of her Marvel movie Black Widow, claiming the media giant breached her contract.
Johansson, 36, alleges that she lost out of more than $50million as a result of the film being released on streaming service Disney+ at the same time as its debut in theaters, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The actress filed the lawsuit on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Disney, claiming she had been guaranteed that Black Widow would have an exclusive theatrical release, and that her salary was based on the box office performance.
‘Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,’ the suit said, per the report.
Lawsuit: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over streaming release of Black Widow alleging she lost out on more than $50 MILLION after initial deal with Marvel