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Scarlett Johansson Sues Walt Disney Co. Over Dual Release Of ‘Black Widow’



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Scarlett Johansson Sues Walt Disney Co. Over Dual Release Of ‘Black Widow’
 

 
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Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit on Thursday against The Walt Disney Co., claiming that the studio breached her contract by releasing Black Widow on Disney+ at the same time it was released in theaters.

The breach of contract lawsuit (read it here) was filed in Los Angeles Superior to Court.

John Berlinski, Johansson’s attorney, said in a statement, “It’s no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney+ to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company’s stock price – and that it’s hiding behind Covid-19 as a pretext to do so. But ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of its films in furtherance of this short-sighted strategy violates their rights and we look forward to proving as much in court. This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts.”

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lawsuit:

visit this link https://deadline.com/wp-c .. Widow-1-WM.pdf

visit this link https://www.google.com/am .. 234802440/amp/


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 2 months ago '04        #2
Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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Good luck trying to win against Disney's lawyers.
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 2 months ago '18        #3
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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She dont care anymore cause she dead in the MCU, but alot of actors are pissed cause there money is tied up to box office receipts.
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 2 months ago '17        #4
YAYO101 
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Damn well I guess she is done with Disney and the MCU but I get it they did basically sabotage her movie and money with the streaming stuff
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 2 months ago '04        #5
patt24 
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hopefully she wins and gets paid the backend she was promised.
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 2 months ago '04        #6
ATLDOPEBOI24 
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Actors should brace for a new day
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 2 months ago '17        #7
Coffee  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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If they breached their contract then she'll come out on top.

But let's not pretend that Disney wanted to release an MCU film on streaming. Stop it.

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 2 months ago '13        #8
Phenom354 
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 patt24 said
hopefully she wins and gets paid the backend she was promised.
I'll pay that backend



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 2 months ago '17        #9
Coffee  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Disney should have never made a Black Widow movie in the first place. Now look at it, biting you in the a*s...
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 2 months ago '04        #10
jlandryst  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x43
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Disney or no Disney a contract is a contract. They will cut her a check to cut down on bad publicity.
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 2 months ago '04        #11
1000bluntz 
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Disney is such a wretched bunch of c*cksuckers. Thanks to them we can’t even get Blood In Blood Out in HD, they can all go to hell at that company.
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 2 months ago '18        #12
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Coffee said
If they breached their contract then she'll come out on top.

But let's not pretend that Disney wanted to release an MCU film on streaming. Stop it.

Bro look at how much their streaming service is growing they about to eclipse netflix and they cant do it without new content. Plus this is an extra charge. And they dont have to cut anyone in on it. I think Disney knows what they are doing.
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 2 months ago '05        #13
projectd06 
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Strange they didnt offer her anything for the disney+ alternative it still cost 30 bucks.
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 2 months ago '05        #14
Y.G. 
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 DUCEDUCE said
Bro look at how much their streaming service is growing they about to eclipse netflix and they cant do it without new content. Plus this is an extra charge. And they dont have to cut anyone in on it. I think Disney knows what they are doing.
Netflix has more than 100 million more subscribers than Disney+. They're not about to "eclipse" anything.
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 2 months ago '11        #15
CALViiiN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x25
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blame it on these mcu fans. slacking. supposed to be a billi every movie regardless.



Disney+rash <<
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 2 months ago '04        #16
Vince McMahon  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 CALViiiN said


blame it on these mcu fans. slacking. supposed to be a billi every movie regardless.



Disney+rash <<
My two go to theaters went of business last year
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 2 months ago '16        #17
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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 Y.G. said
Netflix has more than 100 million more subscribers than Disney+. They're not about to "eclipse" anything.
They won't need to close the subscriber gap to beat Netflix's earnings. They're way more efficient, cost-wise, because they're picking up box office receipts and fans will pay extra to access movies at home. Netflix couldn't dream of charging $5 to see their original movies, they don't have any IP that strong and with the streaming wars in full effect how are they going to get any? That's why they're racing into gaming but they're going to run into the same IP issues there. AAA producers aren't going to stream exclusively through them over Microsoft's established service and eventually Sony and Nintendo will be in that arena too.

Netflix isn't dead but they're going to start to bleed subscribers in the US, Disney+ and HBO Max have stronger IP by a fair bit

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 2 months ago '17        #18
Almighty HA 
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She must be getting points off the movie profits and this dipped in her pockets.
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 2 months ago '12        #19
TrillSwag  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Damn so she basically saying fu*k her marvel career? I don’t see how Disney ain’t deading her over this
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 2 months ago '18        #20
PooPoopops  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Scarlett aka Black Widow aka White Queen WILL WIN THIS LAWSUIT and that's on my mama!!
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 2 months ago '09        #21
faceoffizhere 
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 Coffee said
If they breached their contract then she'll come out on top.

But let's not pretend that Disney wanted to release an MCU film on streaming. Stop it.

Of course they did they wanna release all of em to get them subscribers but you still gotta honor contracts

 2 months ago '15        #22
Truthseeker007 
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 CALViiiN said


blame it on these mcu fans. slacking. supposed to be a billi every movie regardless.



Disney+rash <<
30 dollars to rent a movie or risk Covid at poorly ventilated over populated buildings?

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 2 months ago '17        #23
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Good riddance didn't even attempt to have a Russian accent for her portrayal of Natasha.

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 2 months ago '04        #24
skillahmang 
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But but but but the streaming services are doing right by the creatives

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 2 months ago '17        #25
Coffee  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 DUCEDUCE said
Bro look at how much their streaming service is growing they about to eclipse netflix and they cant do it without new content. Plus this is an extra charge. And they dont have to cut anyone in on it. I think Disney knows what they are doing.
Bro, the rub is this, and trust me on this, streaming money don't hold a candle to theater money.

One is like masturbating without lotion and using your memory.

The other is like chilling with Dan Bilzerian, Russ Meyers and Hugh Hefner with Viagra on tap, while being in perfect shape, an incredible diet and no #METOO bullsh*t.

Streaming makes money, but the theater is where the power and money is.

Yeah, Disney needs more subscribers, but they're not trying to push MCU films on Disney+. They want that Avengers Infinity War/Endgame Black Panther money and market power. Releasing BW on Disney+ wasn't a desire, it was a triage. They've got to clear the slate. The machine keeps moving.


All studios are trying to walk back the whole 'direct to streaming' thing, it's not a coincidence, streaming money ain't theater money, baby.
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