Dave Bautista Weighs in on the Black Widow Star Suing Disney! If you haven’t been on the internet the last two days or saw that one of the most prolific actresses (Scarlett Johansson) and one of the largest entertainment conglomerates (Disney) are now duking it out in court over a breach of contract here is a quick synopsis:
Per Scarlett Johansson’s contract for Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, a portion of her contract stated the film would have a theatrical-only initial release, meaning the movie would premiere in theaters and potentially premiere on other platforms at a later date. It is no secret that the film was released simultaneously in theaters and via Disney+ Premier Access (D+PA), and though Johansson will still make earnings on the D+PA release, her contract was never renegotiated despite her legal team and representatives had reached out to Disney throughout the pandemic regarding the release of the film when the world was adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the alleged offer to renegotiate, Disney reportedly never responded to Scarlett’s team or offered the chance to renegotiate her contract before announcing and implementing the film’s revised premiere plans. Standing up for herself, Scarlett and her team have chosen to sue Disney over the breach of contract, citing the terms of her contract were broken despite her willingness to renegotiate and being stonewalled by the company through the pandemic.
Disney responded to the lawsuit calling Scarlett’s case “sad and distressing” and now the two will face off in court. There have been many celebrities backing both camps, but the fans have sided with Scarlett Johansson regarding the breach and now a fellow Marvel star has inserted himself into the conversation as well.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers Alumni Dave Bautista share a tweet regarding the lawsuit with the caption: “Told em they should’ve made a [Drax] movie but noooooo!”
Many fans feel the post was in poor taste, especially if the allegations prove to be true. Another factor is Bautista himself had shared he is done with Drax after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for several complaints regarding Marvel Studios, so what would he hope to gain by teasing ScarJo?
This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Marvel!
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