Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over Black Widow’s release on Disney+, at the same time it was released in theaters. In a statement about the lawsuit, Johansson’s lawyers assert that “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.” The long-short of it is that Disney originally signed a contract with Johansson that involved her salary being based on the film’s box office performance – money that has presumably been undercut by the significant money that Disney took in by offering Black Widow on Disney+ Premium Access.

Now that Scarlett Johansson has thrown down the legal gauntlet against Disney, Marvel fans are going wild about it on social media:

Drain All Their Money

I wish Scarlett Johansson a very drain Disney of all their money

— Nino (@AyyeffNino) July 29, 2021

Not surprisingly, a lot of people are finding it very hard to feel much sympathy for a mega-corporation like Disney. 

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I Ain’t Mad At Her

I’m not mad at Scarlett Johansson

— Have a great time. (@0nlineGuy) July 29, 2021

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Never Getting Natasha Back

i just gut off my flight to scarlett johansson suing disney. we’re never getting natasha back😭

— abbi 3 (@fallawaybandito) July 29, 2021

Fans are now getting scared that Johansson will be booted from the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise after this. 

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Saw The End Coming

Saw this coming, but I’m surprised Disney didn’t get her to agree before doing it.

Guarantee this is the real end of Scarlett Johansson in the MCU. https://t.co/nuCUcQc2O7

— TimmyTechTV (@TimmyTechTV) July 29, 2021

It was not hard to see that Black Widow‘s release on Disney+ was going to cause problems when it came to the money. This is why it’s also not going to be surprising when this is the end of Johansson’s partnership with Disney… 

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Business As Usual

I don’t think Scarlett Johansson suing Disney is the cataclysmic rift people think it is. Sometimes formal legal action is simply a requirement of a contract dispute process and/ or a means to engage risk transfer mechanisms. Business is business. 🤷

— thecraggus.com (@TheCraggus) July 29, 2021

Maybe there really is nothing much to see here. Business disputes happen all the time in Hollywood – and it’s just that: business. No one leaves with any hard feelings. 

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