The dispute between Scarlett Johansson and Disney is over. We know the verdict on the lawsuit regarding the premiere of the Black Widow.
This time, Walt Disney did not win. Scarlett Johansson and Disney made a deal. Details are not fully known, while Deadline reports that the corporation is to pay over $ 40 million to the actress. Of course, Mickey Mouse will not pay the entire salary at once, but in installments.
It looks like both Scarlett Johansson and Disney are eager to work together again. In her statement, the actress said:
I’m glad we were able to solve the Disney case. I am incredibly proud of the work we have done together over the years, and I really enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our cooperation in the coming years.
Disney Studios CEO Alan Bergman added:
I am very pleased that we were able to come to an agreement with Scarlett Johansson about the Black Widow. We appreciate her contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working with you on many upcoming projects.
Black Widow is the 24th film belonging to the Marvel Cinema Universe and one of the productions made as part of the so-called IV phases of the MCU. The film takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. He will tell the story of Natasha Romanoff, who on the one hand is pursued by the American government, and on the other hand, has to face a villain known as Taskmaster.
Cate Shortland is responsible for directing the comic book blockbuster in the MCU, and Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson are responsible for the script. Scarlett Johansson will play the title role. Next to her, the main roles will be played by: David Harbor as Alexi Shostakov / Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, O.T. Fagbenle as Rick Mason and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. Ray Winstone and William Hurt will also appear in Black Widow.