Black Widow: Disney boss doesn't want to give in to Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit

Black Widow: Disney boss doesn't want to give in to Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit

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At the end of July, Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney for unsolicited changes related to the release of Black Widow. The film starring the 36-year-old as Natasha Romanoff was not released as planned in at least 1,500 cinemas worldwide. Black Widow was also activated for all subscribers with VIP access on Disney + at the same time as it was launched.

As a result, Scarlett Johansson is said to have lost an estimated 50 million US dollars in profit sharing. Because of the breach of contract, the actress and her lawyers filed the lawsuit. During the Disney investor conference, CEO Bob Chapek spoke about the case in detail - but without naming Scarlett Johansson. According to several reports, Chapek claimed the decision was still being coordinated with former Disney boss Bob Iger. Disney always makes the release of a film dependent on global market conditions. The final say, then, is the responsibility of Disney - and not the actors involved.

Regarding Scarlett Johansson's financial losses, it only says that Disney's talents have been fairly compensated. Hundreds of agreements were made in the process. However, Bob Chapek did not go into detail in this regard. Finally, the Disney boss also praised the launch of Black Widow, which he described as the "most successful film at the domestic box office since the beginning of the pandemic". The MCU film has grossed over $ 361 million worldwide. The revenues from Disney + are not included here.

Source: Deadline

Black Widow: Marvel fans think ‘emotional’ deleted scene would have made the perfect ending

An alternate Black Widow ending has been released and Marvel fans believe it would have made for a much better send-off for the superhero.

The recent blockbuster film – which sees Scarlett Johansson reprise her MCU role as Natasha Romanoff – is a prequel, set after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

***Spoilers for Black Widow below***

The film’s final moments effectively set up the events of Infinity War (2018), with a newly blonde Natasha leaving her family to get on a jet to help free some of her fellow Avengers from prison.

Some fans have argued that the ending was “too on the nose”.  

As reported by Digital Spy, an alternate ending is now available to watch as Black Widow has made its move to a wider digital release following an exclusive run on Disney Plus Premier Access.

As part of the film’s home release, viewers have access to bonus features including deleted scenes.

In one of the scenes – titled “Ohio” – Johansson’s Natasha is seen returning to Ohio, to visit the childhood home she shared with Alexei (David Harbour), Melina (Rachel Weisz) and Yelena (Florence Pugh).

As she looks sadly at the house, she spots kids playing nearby and pretending to be various Avengers, including one child dressed up as Black Widow herself.

The child then approaches Natasha, playfully firing a “Widow’s Bite” (an electroshock) at the superhero who wistfully returns it.

Fans have argued that the heartwarming moment would have made for a better end to the film, bringing Natasha’s story full circle with her returning to her home in Ohio and witnessing the legacy of the Avengers.

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