Variety are reporting that Disney and Scarlett Johansson have settled their legal dispute over the release of “Black Widow”.
Johansson sued The Walt Disney Company two months ago, accusing them of breaching her contract with Marvel Studios when Disney offered the movie on the Disney+ streaming service while the Marvel superhero movie was still showing in cinemas.
Johansson’s management team said the decision meant that she was deprived of potential earnings of $50 million.
Details of the deal between Disney and Johansson have not been disclosed.
TWDC revealed in a filing in August that “Black Widow” had grossed $125 million on streaming, in addition to its $367 million box office gross.
Johansson has said that she was pleased to have resolved her differences with Disney and looked forward to further collaboration.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team,” her statement said.
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” Alan Bergman, content chairman for Disney Studios, said in a statement.
“We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror,” he added.
Warner Bros., which released its entire 2021 film slate with the same hybrid model, paid out handsome sums to compensate its stars for lost revenue.