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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Scarlett Johansson and Disney sign Black Widow deal

Actress Scarlett Johansson and Disney announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement over a financial dispute that has erupted between them since the movie “Black Widow” was made available via streaming at the same time as it was shown in cinemas, which the American star considered a breach of contract.

And Johansson, who is considered one of the most prominent and highest-paid Hollywood stars, was supposed to receive a percentage of the box office revenues from the upcoming Marvel movie, in which she plays the main role, according to the text of a lawsuit she filed at the end of last July with a Los Angeles court.

Johansson considered that the simultaneous release of the film in cinemas and via the video-on-demand platform “Disney +” of the giant entertainment company, missed her millions of dollars in profits.

Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, which specializes in superhero films, confirmed that it had not breached the contract, and regretted Johansson’s ignoring the “horrific and continuing global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The film was originally scheduled to be shown on the big screen last year, but its release was postponed more than once due to the Coronavirus.

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