Disney upset some of their top stars when they introduced a new way for fans to see latest releases during the pandemic and not risk exposure to COVID-19. Now Scarlett Johansson is suing over Black Widow streaming on Disney+, but she almost wasn’t the only one.
According to The Hollywood Reporter’s “What I’m Hearing” newsletter, Cruella star Emma Stone is considering taking The House of Mouse to court as well. Streaming on Disney+ concurrent with the theatrical run was not in her contract.
Stone is reportedly “weighing her options,” It was also noted that Disney is “notoriously” difficult to work with. Johansson has already stated that she will not reprise the Black Widow role. A host of theater owners also issued a scathing open letter to Disney, blaming them for tanking Black Widow’s box office numbers.
It was reported that many people within the industry are supporting Scar Jo’s lawsuit against Disney. It could be a landmark case in royalties and how studios stream their content as well. As of this writing, WarnerMedia has not faced any legal pushback for their HBO Max deal.
The $29.99 Premier Access to Disney+ caused a huge dent in backend money that those stars were expecting. Obviously, they are not getting a cut out of the premier membership option.
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