Scarlett Johansson and Disney agree to end lawsuit

On Thursday, the actress and Disney resolved their dispute over the lawsuit that Johansson filed in opposition to the corporate in July. The lawsuit alleged Disney (DIS) breached her contract by releasing “Black Widow,” a Marvel movie starring the actress, on Disney+ on the identical day it was launched in theaters.

Johansson mentioned in an announcement on Thursday that she was “completely satisfied to have resolved our variations.”

“I am extremely happy with the work we have completed collectively over time and have enormously loved my artistic relationship with the staff,” she mentioned. “I look ahead to persevering with our collaboration in years to come.”

Phrases of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

Alan Bergman, chairman of Disney Studios Content material, mentioned that Disney appreciates Johansson’s “contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look ahead to working collectively on quite a lot of upcoming initiatives, together with Disney’s ‘Tower of Terror.'”

The swimsuit alleged that placing “Black Widow” on Disney+ lowered Johansson’s monetary stake within the movie as a result of she had agreed that her wage can be based mostly, largely, on the movie’s field workplace haul.

Disney responded in July by saying that “there isn’t a advantage in anyway to this submitting.” The studio added on the time that the corporate “absolutely complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and moreover, the discharge of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+ with Premier Entry has considerably enhanced her capability to earn further compensation on prime of the $20 million she has obtained to date.”

Johansson vs. Disney has been a flashpoint in an evolving Hollywood. The lawsuit got here at a pivotal second because the business faces questions on how audiences will devour leisure sooner or later, and how those that create will probably be compensated.

“Black Widow” brought in $80 million at North American box office in its opening weekend. The movie additionally made $60 million globally on Disney+ that weekend, in accordance to the studio.

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