Disney and Scarlett Johansson settle lawsuit

Disney and Scarlett Johansson settle lawsuit
Scarlett Johansson. Source: GETTY IMAGES
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Daily US Times: Scarlett Johansson and Walt Disney have settled a legal dispute over the release of the Marvel superhero movie Black Widow.

Two months ago, Johansson sued Disney, accusing it of breaching her contract when the company offered the movie on its Disney+ streaming service while it was still showing in cinemas.

The actress said the decision meant that she was deprived of potential earnings.

Details of the agreement between Johansson and the entertainment giant have not been disclosed.

Alan Bergman, content chairman for Disney Studios, said in a statement: “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding ‘Black Widow.”’

Mr Bergman appreciated Johansson’s contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and said the company is looking forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s ‘Tower of Terror’.

The actress also said that she was pleased to have resolved her differences with Disney and looked forward to further collaboration.

Her statement said: “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team.”

Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in July.

The lawsuit argued that she was promised by Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, that Black Widow would be a “theatrical release”.

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