When it was announced in July that Scarlett Johansson had sued The Walt Disney Company for breach of contract regarding Black Widow – 87%, all of Hollywood looked at the situation with curious eyes, thinking about what such an episode could cause in the rest of the industry and the future agreements between actors and studios. The situation was clarified a few days ago under unknown terms that reconcile both parties and ensure a bright future for the actress and the mouse company. According to a media analyst cited by Comicbook, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings played a fundamental role in resolving the conflict.
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TO Johansson he was not amused when Marvel Studios released Black widow in cinemas and streaming at the same time. The actress wasted no time and started a lawsuit that quickly turned social networks upside down; In his contract, Disney never specified that the film would be released on his platform, a fact that would make him earn more money from Scarlett’s work. According to Deadline, the company would have paid US $ 40 million to the star of Black widow As a reward.
Matthew belloni, an industry analyst from Hollywood, argues on his blog that performance in movie theaters Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings was very important in the development and conclusion of the lawsuit initiated by Johansson:
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It didn’t help Disney’s overall cause that Shang-Chi, a ‘minor’ Marvel title starring a largely unknown actor and which premiered over the generally inactive Labor Day weekend, has surpassed Black Widow. at the box office. The difference? Shang-Chi was a theatrical exclusive, of course. So that’s a point for Johansson.
The battle between Johansson and Disney concluded on good terms, with the actress sending a few words to The Hollywood Reporter: “I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I am incredibly proud of the work we have done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. ” The 36-year-old actress hopes to continue to work harmoniously with The Walt Disney Company in the future. Scarlett was not the only actress whose film was released in streaming despite having signed a contract for theaters, but only she dared to step forward against the company.
On the other hand, the road to the launch of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings in theaters it was very long, but the fans had the opportunity to know the story that Marvel Studios that for so long prepared for the superhero. This film became a bastion for the Asian-American community in Hollywood’s major leagues, seeking to eliminate all those stereotypes that at some point surrounded these people in the United States. The reviews were generally positive and we will definitely see Shang-Chi return for more adventures alongside his excellent kung-fu and ring game.
The next MCU movie is Eternals. In it, new characters will be introduced, the superhumans known as Eternals, who have inhabited the planet for thousands of years, hidden among ordinary beings. The cast is made up of Salma Hayek (Ajak), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Don lee (Gilgamesh), Lia mchugh (Sprite), Gemma Chan (Sersi), Barry Keoghan (Druig) and Richard Madden (Ikaris); Several of these characters are male in the comics, however Marvel Studios has decided to adapt them to women to make the team a diverse enough group for audiences. It opens on November 5.
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