Marvel Studios has released a brand new TV spot to promote the release of the Black Widow film on its video streaming platform Disney+.
The teaser comes off as recently, the Walt Disney Company finally came to an agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding the lawsuit that she filed back this year in July. The details of the agreement have been kept secret but the 36-year-old actress did reveal some details.
She said, "I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney."
She added, "I'm incredibly proud of the work we've done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come."
"I'm very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow," said Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman. "We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney's Tower of Terror."
Black Widow's leading actress Scarlett Johansson filed the lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company for intentional interference with contractual relations and inducing a breach of contract in July, claiming that the media and entertainment company completely violated the agreements of the contract policy with the simultaneous release of her superhero film Black Widow in theatres as well as on Disney+.
Prior to the settlement between the company and the actress Johansson, her film's co-star O-T Fagbenle also shared his opinions on the matter. The actor did not take any side and said that the worker should be respected and paid fairly.
He said, "I mean, honestly, I'm not the most informed on this thing, so I would love to talk with somebody to learn about it, I just don't know. Ultimately, I do believe that all workers should get paid fairly. And, to be honest, the workers I think about most are those who are on minimum wage, I think about those who are in, you know, working in the sweatshops that provide our clothes. That's really my main concern when I think about unfair labor.
According to the documents and reports submitted, the lawsuit states, "Why would Disney forgo hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts by releasing the Picture in theaters at a time when it knew the theatrical market was ‘weak,' rather than waiting a few months for that market to recover?"
"On information and belief, the decision to do so was made at least in part because Disney saw the opportunity to promote its flagship subscription service using the Picture and Ms. Johansson, thereby attracting new paying monthly subscribers, retaining existing ones, and establishing Disney+ as a must-have service in an increasingly competitive marketplace."
The blockbuster film features a big list of superstars from the Hollywood Industry such as Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff also known as Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov also known as Taskmaster, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Ray Winstone as Dreykov, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff / Black Widow, Liani Samuel as assassins of Red Room, Michelle Lee as Lerato and Nanna Blondell as Ingrid.
Marvel Studios Black Widow was released in theatres on 9th July 2021, after the original date of the much-awaited film was shifted from May 1, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic around the world because of which theatres had to be shut down.