Scarlett Johansson’s contentious lawsuit with Disney has been settled after months of controversy. The two parties have reached an agreement, according to the Mouse House and representatives for Johansson, and she may continue to play a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The terms of the settlement are being kept under wraps, but the ‘Black Widow’ actress is expected to make a fortune from her solo film.
Following the filing of the lawsuit in July, Johansson and Disney had a highly public feud, which shone a bright light on streaming revenues and backend deals. Johannson’s Disney deal, unlike that of other actors, did not include any mention of streaming because it was signed in 2017, before Disney+ was launched. The service has since grown to be a significant revenue generator for Disney, to the point where it now has its own holiday, Disney+ Day, on November 12.
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How much did Scarlett Johansson get paid for ‘Black Widow’? As previously reported, Disney decided to release ‘Black Widow’ simultaneously on Disney+ and in theaters, charging viewers $30 under its ‘Premier Access’ program. The move allowed Disney to profit handsomely while avoiding paying Johansson аny bаckend profits, which wаs the originаl reаson for the lаwsuit. Now, three months аfter the lаwsuit wаs filed, it аppeаrs thаt Johаnsson will be getting her due.