After Disney executives were informed that actress Scarlett Johansson was suing the studio, they decided to issue a press release attacking the actress.
In addition to belittling the lawsuit, stating that “there is no merit” in the actress’ appeal to Los Angeles Superior Court, the studio is also exposing Johansson’s salary for the film – something that the studio had never done before.
Actors’ salaries are always disclosed on the basis of speculation and are never officially published.
Yes, Johansson is today’s highest-paid actress, and she retained her title this year by earning $ 20 million to star in the solo movie “Black Widow” plus a box office commission. But it was not always so.
After a battle that raged for years within Marvel itself, the actress finally managed to negotiate a salary equal to what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth earned playing Captain America and Thor in ‘Avengers: Infinite War’. .
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Scarlett was asked if she was paid less than her castmates for ‘Avengers: Ultimatum’: “Money is always taboo in any conversation. But I can say that, yes, I am now in the same salary area as my male friends.
But it wasn’t always like this, Johansson discussed the gender pay gap and revealed that things were at the same level as in 2016 – almost 6 years after the actress did. his debut in “Iron Man 2”.
“There’s something odd about having this conversation. I’m very lucky, I have a great life, and I’m proud to be an actress who earns as much as my male peers at this point.
Now, the actress is in a battle with Disney to receive a percentage of the profits from ‘Black Widow’, as her deal with Marvel guaranteed an EXCLUSIVE film debut – which hasn’t happened.
According to ScreenRant, the actress lost around $ 30 million with the studio’s decision to release the film as well.
THR has revealed that Emma Stone and Emily Blunt are also considering suing Disney for breach of contract due to their films being released on Disney.
The site claims that Disney is “notoriously difficult to manage” and that Scarlett Johansson has a lot of support from other players and people in the business, as her creative colleagues are waiting for someone to comment on the matter, which shouldn’t be. the case. settle down so early.
Disney challenged the actress’ decision to take the case to court:
“There is no merit in this process. This process is a sad and heartbreaking decision for its relentless disregard for the horrific and lingering global effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Disney has fully lived up to Ms. Johansson’s contract, and furthermore, the release of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney + with Premier Access has earned her significant additional compensation beyond the $ 20 million she received up to. here.
More news on the process is expected to emerge in the coming days.
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