Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson has settled her lawsuit with Disney over the media giant’s release structure of the superhero movie.
In July, the actor alleged a breach of contract after Disney simultaneously released the film simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney+’s Premier Access programme.
Johansson’s salary was in part based on the film’s box office performance as the star was promised a “wide theatrical release” and that it was “well understood” this did not include streaming. It was estimated that the actor could have been out of US$50 million as a result of the move.
Having settled the dispute, terms of the agreement have not been disclosed but a report from Deadline suggests that Disney had agreed to pay around US$40 million to the star.
In a statement, Johansson 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 Content chairman Alan Bergman said: “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, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
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