Earlier this past summer, actress Scarlett Johansson sued the Walt Disney Company for breach of contract. According to Johansson, Disney stifled box office potential by releasing Black Widow exclusively on Disney+, cutting into her potential bonus earnings, which was a reflection of box office performance.
The Hollywood Reporter has just announced that Scarlett Johansson and Disney have reached a settlement in the case. At this time, the exact details of the settlement were not disclosed.
Johansson released a statement saying that “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 also released a statement, with Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman saying “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow.”
We’ll continue to keep an eye out for any more developments regarding the settlement. Be sure to follow along for all of the latest Disney news and updates!
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