Scarlett Johansson has already reconciled with Disney. The actress and the Hollywood studio have reached an agreement, with a multi-million dollar result in her favor, to end their dispute over the distribution of ‘Black Widow’.
Both Johansson and Disney have published separate statements, which have been echoed by media such as Deadline, ensuring that we are very satisfied with the agreement and excited about the idea of continuing to work together in the future. “I’m happy to have resolved the differences with Disney,” announces the actress who played Natasha Romanoff for years. “I am incredibly proud of the work we have done together over the years and have really enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I would love to continue our collaboration for years to come.”
Alan Bergman, Head of Content at Disney Studios, agrees: “I am very happy to have reached a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson on ‘Black Widow’. We appreciate your contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on several future projects, including ‘Tower of Terror.’“.
In this way, the two parties make peace and settle a private legal conflict that looked like it was going to drag on: a few days ago the first court hearing was delayed to March of next year. The amount the studio will pay Johansson has not been made public, although it is rumored to be more than $ 40 million..
Johansson sued the company in late July over the simultaneous theatrical release and streaming of his latest Marvel movie., a strategy that according to her would have affected the box office, reducing the benefits of the actress, who accused them of using the title to promote Disney +. ‘Black Widow’ has grossed 378.8 million worldwide, 183.6 of which comes from the US box office, where it is the second highest grossing film of the year (behind ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten rings’, a film that Disney did release exclusively in theaters).
Both the actress and the studio have been tossing the deals to the head in public in recent months.: Disney accused her of wanting to get rich despite the pandemic and Johansson’s lawyers said the study’s response was a misogynistic attack.
The tower of terror
In June it was announced that ‘Tower of Terror’, based on the Disney’s Hollywood Studios attraction, would be produced and starred by Scarlett Johansson. A few months later, the actress sued the producer and the project was in limbo. Bergman’s statement confirms that he is moving forward.
This adaptation, which follows in the wake of hits like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’, has been around the Disney offices since 2015, and the script would have been written by Josh Cooley. At the moment there are no more public data.