Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ streaming release – WSJ


FILE PHOTO: Cast member Scarlett Johansson signs autographs on the red carpet at the world premiere of the film “The Avengers: Endgame” in Los Angeles, California, April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

July 29, 2021

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson, star of the latest Marvel movie “Black Widow”, has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Co alleging her contract was breached by the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Johansson alleged her contract was breached when the company released “Black Widow” on its Disney+ streaming service at the same time as its theatrical debut, according to the report.

Representatives for Disney and Johansson did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

(Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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