Scarlett Johansson is undoubtedly one of the most popular and veteran actresses in all of Hollywood, having acted in films such as Lost In Translation, Marriage Story and others.
Her true claim to fame came as the role of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Unfortunately for Johansson, her film Black Widow’s release became a subject of controversy.
Scarlet Johansson recently sued Disney for streaming Black Widow on claims that the hybrid streaming and theater release of the film has cost her an exorbitant amount of money and is said to have lost over 50 million dollars due to the entire ordeal
While speaking on What I’m Hearing, former THR editor Matt Belloni stated that Scarlett Johansson never thought she would have to file a lawsuit against Disney. It was added that Johansson is anxious that the lawsuit will damage her career and plaster her as the public face of the whole fiasco.
“First, [Bryan] Lourd [Scarlett Johansson’s agent]is particularly close to and protective of Johansson. He’s represented her since 2008, guided her through the Marvel movies, the box office bona fides with 2014’s Lucy, and last year’s double Oscar nominations for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. Johansson never thought this lawsuit would end up having to be filed, and no one on the team was particularly anxious to pull the trigger, knowing it would generate international headlines, might hurt her ability to work, and would turn her into the public face of the debate, possibly for years to come. There’s a reason that stars in their prime almost never sue, and some are already comparing her to Olivia de Haviland, whose lawsuit brought down the studio system. That’s a bit hyperbolic, but it’s a big deal. And Lourd, having made what I’m told were more than a dozen private attempts to resolve this matter over several months, was a strong advocate for standing up for her rights.”
At this point in time, it is not known just how messy the case between Disney and Scarlet Johansson can turn out to be. We will keep you updated on this ongoing case.