The Mothership is angry.
Disney didn’t like Scarlett Johansson suing then. That’s a big no no. The Empire Struck Back with a vengeance.
Their official statement:
“There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of Black Widow on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date.”
Wow. She’s also known to eat children, make fun of cancer patients, and spit into her guests’ food at dinner parties.
So Disney is not taking this well. It may give others ideas. And it’s not a good look for the family film company to be sued by a pregnant mother.
We are in uncharted waters here.
As far as Scarlett getting $20 million, if this goes to trial — which I doubt– we’ll find out a lot about that. Did she get it upfront? Is it an advance? Is she paid as much as Robert Downey, Jr? Or Tom Holland? Let’s see if this gets that far.