The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has had a tough couple of years.
Now, after pandemic delays, "interesting" TV excursions, and a general lack of the star power we saw in the heights of 2019, Disney has found itself in yet another Marvel related controversy: Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson has sued the multi-national media giant for inducing a breach of contract, and...effectively, not playing fair.
What has the Black Widow herself claimed? And will she devour some of the profits of the studio she used to love, or will it devour her?
Heroes don't die on Vormir, they die in litigation...in Virtual Legality.
#BlackWidow #Disney #Lawsuit
Discussed in this episode:
"Black Widow Sets July 2021 Release Date For Cinemas And Disney+"
Empire - March 23, 2021
"Box Office: ‘Black Widow’ Spins Record $80M U.S. Opening, Earns $60M on Disney+ Premier Access"
The Hollywood Reporter - July 11, 2021
"Theater Owners Blast Disney for Making ‘Black Widow’ Available Immediately on Streaming"
The Hollywood Reporter - July 18, 2021
"Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over 'Black Widow' Disney+ release"
CNN - July 29, 2021
"They didn't amend an exclusivity provision? Really?"
Twitter Thread - July 29, 2021 - Hoeg Law
Scarlett Johansson v The Walt Disney Company
Filed July 29, 2021
"Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing"
California Jury Instructions
"Disney to Launch a Subscription Streaming Service in Europe, Hints that Marvel & Star Wars Services Could Follow In U.S."
TechCrunch - October 21, 2015
"Netflix Movies: Producers Weigh Hidden Downsides"
March 19, 2015
Sample Merger Clause
"Disney Strikes Back Over Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit, Reveals Her $20 Million Payday – Update"
Deadline - July 29, 2021
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