Scarlett Johansson has sued Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release: Here are the reasons behind it

Scarlett Johansson the star of ‘Black Widow’ has started a legal battle with Disney with the actor suing the company for breach of contract on Thursday.

The case is all about the digital release of the above-mentioned Marvel film. The film was supposed to be released exclusively in cinemas, at least according to Johansson.

She has filed the case in a Los Angeles court and stated that Disney has broken the terms of the exclusivity agreement that her salary was closely linked with.

“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 read.

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Although Disney has hit back at the lawsuit and has given a statement released by the company suggesting that there was no legal basis for the case.

“There is no merit whatsoever to this filing,” the statement read.

“The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Black Widow is an upcoming American superhero-based film. It is based on the Marvel Comics character Black Widow written by Stan Lee Don Rico and Don Heck. It is directed by Cate Shortland, produced by Kevin Feige and its production company is Marvel studios, story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson.

Sneak Peek about the movie

It is a story where Natasha Romanoff found herself alone and was forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy that was related to her past. It is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. A force was run after her that would stop her to bring her down, little did we know about Natasha’s origin. Whereas Romanoff would deal with her past history as a Russian spy. Before she became an Avenger or even a S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Natasha worked for the KGB. Little did we know about Natasha’s origin.


Black Widow stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova/ Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/ Red Guardian, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Ray Winstone as Dreykov, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff/ Black Widow and many others.

Release Date

Black Widow was released in the US on 9th July 2021 in theatres and also on Disney+ with premier Access for US$30.

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