Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista comments on Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow / Disney lawsuit while introducing her solo film Drax.
Guardians of the Galaxy Drax the Destroyer star and actor Dave Bautista weighed in on Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney for the theatrical / broadcast premiere of Black widow.
“I told them they should have done a [Drax] movie but noooooo! Bautista tweeted, along with an article about the lawsuit.
While Bautista appears to be joking, it’s unclear at whose expense. The actor has been pushing for a solo Drax movie for several years, but also recently suggested Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It will be his last Marvel Studios project.
As for Black widow, it was revealed on July 29 that Johansson was suing The Walt Disney Company for releasing the film in both theaters and on Disney + Premier Access, effectively knocking down the $ 50 million + he was supposed to receive from a strictly theatrical release. “Disney intentionally induced Marvel to breach the agreement, without justification, to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefits of her deal with Marvel,” the lawsuit states.
Disney wasted no time responding. “There is no merit in this presentation,” the company responded. “The lawsuit is especially saddened and distressing because of its callous disregard for the horrific and lingering global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Disney also noted, “the launch of Black widow on Disney + with Premier Access has improved significantly [Johansson’s] ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $ 20 million he has received to date. “
In the time since then, a new report has emerged stating that Marvel Studios President / Marvel Creative Director Kevin Feige “lobbied Disney against the day and date plan for Black widow, preferring the exclusivity of the big screen and not wanting to disturb its star. Then when things got ugly, the movie started to fail and Johansson’s team threatened to litigate, she wanted Disney to fix things with her. “
Black widow it’s now in theaters and on Disney + Premier Access.
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