Scarlett Johansson has just dropped one of the biggest twists the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen. The star of Black Widow filed a lawsuit stating her contract was breached when her long anticipated solo film was released on Disney+. The latest addition to the MCU had a record breaking opening weekend followed by one of the biggest second week drops for the franchise.
The lawsuit reads, in part:
“Why would Disney forgo hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts by releasing the Picture in theatres at a time when it knew the theatrical market was ‘weak,’ rather than waiting a few months for that market to recover?” the complaint asks. “On information and belief, the decision to do so was made at least in part because Disney saw the opportunity to promote its flagship subscription service using the Picture and Ms. Johnasson, thereby attracting new paying monthly subscribers, retaining existing ones, and establishing Disney+ as a must-have service in an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
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