We have followed up in the story with Scarlett Johansson suing the mouse over the release of Black Widow on Disney+ premiere service. Disney released the following statement via spokesperson:
“There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of Black Widow on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date.”
It seems the House of Mouse is quite pissed at the Black Widow star for the lawsuit during the middle of the global pandemic. However, the story does not end there.
We have learned in the past few hours that Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige is angry and embarrassed according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The Marvel head did want the film to go to the streaming service in the fear that it would upset the actress.
We are keeping up with this story as it happens.