Black Widow kicked off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the final appearance of Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanov. However, the movie's joint theatrical and streaming release resulted in controversy.
After the release, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney for the handling of Black Widow profits. The lawsuit explained that the hybrid release allowed Disney+ subscriptions to skyrocket and deceased box office profits that Johansson was to receive. Essentially, it was a breach of contract.
Scarlett Johansson lawsuit finishes
After months of litigation, Disney and Johansson have come to an agreement. Revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios and Scarlett Johansson agreed to settle outside of court. However, details of the deal are secret.
In response to the end of the lawsuit, Johansson revealed that she’s looking forward to more work under Disney and Marvel. She said:
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman also commented on the situation, saying:
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects.”
She's working on more Disney projects
After the lawsuit, many assumed Johansson's upcoming film Tower of Terror was cancelled. However, that's not the case. Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman confirmed that Johansson is still attached to the project.
Based on The Twilight Zone Disneyland ride, not much is known about the movie. With that said, the script is being penned by Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley.