The Russo Brothers, who directed the last two Avengers films for Disney-owned Marvel Studios, are reportedly unsure about their future with the studio in the background. Scarlett Johansson suit. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the couple, who have also starred in two Captain America films, “are stuck in talks to direct another Marvel movie”.
Shortly after the release of Black Widow’s hybrid (streaming and theatrical), Scarlett sued the House of Mouse, accusing the release model of being responsible for the film’s average box office performance and robbing her of $ 50 million in bonuses.
“Disney deliberately violated the Marvel contract, without justification, to prevent Ms Johansson from realizing the full purpose of her bargain with Marvel,” she claims.
Analysts predict that the lawsuit will have huge implications for the competition between Hollywood and the two release models.
Kevin Fees, boss of Marvel Studios, The Wall Street Journal reported that Black Widow was not in favor of a dual release.
Disney refused to back down. Its announcement, which came the same day that Scarlett sued, was combative. It said the lawsuit was “no merit”. It continued, “The claim reckless handling of the devastating and protracted global effects of the Kovid-19 epidemic is particularly sad and painful.”
Warner Bros. has handed over every 2021 film to a hybrid model, with actors such as Gal Gadot and Will Smith having to pay about $ 200 million to compensate for the loss of their box office bonuses.
Whatever happens next will be interesting.