Last July, Scarlet Johansson shocked the entertainment world when she publicly sued Disney over the way they released Black Widow. The actress claimed that the launch of hybrid theater and Disney + broke her contract and prevented the star “From realizing the full benefits of her bargain with Marvel.” It’s weird to see one of the MCU’s biggest heroes go up against the company behind her most popular character, who just released a solo movie.
Disney’s reaction? The company responded to the lawsuit by saying “there [was] no use for [the] submit” and somehow it’s a “Crazy Despise” for “The Global Impact of Covid-19.”
The entire situation was eventually resolved, including an additional payment of over $40 million from the rat to Johannson.
In a new interview with Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame director, the Russo Brothers once again brought up the messy subject and aimed to offer some comments on why it might have happened in the first place.
Johansson Debacle ‘annoys’ that
In an interview with Den of Geek, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame The Russo Brothers directors have commented on why studios might devalue their stars, specifically referring to the major breakdown between Scarlet Johansson and Disney.
Joe Russo mentioned how tech companies “Can pay more [for their projects] and that started to scare the studios: “
“We’re certainly interested in the market trend that is moving away from artists… there’s a lot of value in getting tech companies involved in content production, but there’s also some downside to that. . And those downsides include that tech companies like Netflix, Apple and Amazon have much deeper pockets than the studios, and they can pay more and that’s starting to scare the studios off.” .
In response, the director mentioned how studios “Trying to downplay demand for their stars… [instead forcing] IP to be their star:”
“So the studios are reacting conservatively, and they’re trying to downplay the demand for stars. They are trying to force IP to be their star, and in line with that, they are also trying to pay lower and reduce the need for the star in their projects. “
When the Scarlet Johansson lawsuit was filed, Russo made it clear how much they both trusted. “That’s really not the right way for them to handle the situation:”
“It’s really not the right way for them to handle the situation. That’s unsettling for us as artists. Scarlett was a good friend of ours, and we were very disappointed in how it was handled. We are glad it has been resolved. “
For those wondering if there are any updates on the duo potentially returning to the MCU, they sadly declined to comment.
Will the Russo Directors return?
This is not the first time the famous duo has been involved in controversy Black Widow disagreement. Before it was settled, it was reported that the whole disagreement had brought the directors to an impasse in negotiations with Marvel Studios to direct another movie.
Since they didn’t comment on that in the quote above, sadly fans still don’t have an update on whether something has gotten better between the two. It’s hard to imagine that fans wouldn’t want the two of them back — they’ve directed MCU entries that many consider the best Marvel Studios has ever had to offer.
If the situation is fine, what can the two of you solve next? Well, all signs point to adaptations of Secret War. The Russos not only actually commented on how they loved the story, but also Endgame level event. Therefore, they are more than qualified to perform.
Black Widow Currently streaming on Disney+.
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