Black Widow was released on July 9 in cinema halls and Disney + Premier Access (where available) in most markets, and was released for free on Disney + Hotstar in India due to the second wave effect of Kovid-19.
The alleged hybrid release is the bone of contention and the legal battle between Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson and Disney. She filed a lawsuit against Disney in late July alleging that the decision to release the film on Disney +’s premiere access service violated the terms of her contract and robbed her of a bonus of up to $ 50 million.
The lawsuit alleges that Disney “deliberately violated the Marvel Agreement by preventing Ms. Johansson from realizing the full purpose of her deal with Marvel without justification.”
The Disney response came quickly. On the same day, Johansson issued a statement saying “there is no merit” to the lawsuit. “The claim reckless handling of the devastating and protracted global effects of the Kovid-19 epidemic is particularly unfortunate and distressing,” it continued.
This lawsuit has huge implications and is another battle in the war between the two rival models that release movies. The theatrical model before the Kovid-19 epidemic faltered and was further exacerbated.
Earlier, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Faiz was said to be “angry and embarrassed” by the overall failure.