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Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the release of "Black Widow" on its streaming platform, Disney+.
The Marvel star, 36, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Disney breached her contract when the media company simultaneously released the superhero film on both Disney+ and in theaters.
Johansson says in the suit that Disney’s Marvel Entertainment that her contract guaranteed exclusive theatrical release of the film and a large part of her salary hinged on the film having successful ticket sales.
"Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel," the suit said according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Disney released the movie on Disney+ because of the pandemic which caused theaters to limit in-person capacity.
"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," said John Berlinski, an attorney for Johansson.