• Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    From Ogg@21:4/106.1 to All on Fri Jul 30 08:05:42 2021
    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Actress says her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release for the Marvel flick
    The Associated Press Posted: Jul 29, 2021 4:03 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
    Since 2010, the character of Natasha Romanoff better known by her alias, Black Widow has been portrayed by Scarlett Johansson. (Marvel Studios)

    Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of Black Widow, which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

    In a lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Black Widow star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the lawsuit.

    [...]

    Disney said the lawsuit has "no merit whatsoever."

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  • From The Godfather@21:1/165 to Ogg on Fri Aug 6 11:44:45 2021
    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Contracts mean something in the US, or are supposed to; however I would imagine she made more on this film then most make in a lifetime. But total, admitted, big crush on Johansson, so I'll let her do her thing.

    As for the movie, I'm more of a DC Comics guy (A huge Darknight Fan) but out of all the "everything from Avengers forward" I found this to be the better of most of them. I'm not a big fan of super heros in space, but rather coming from wherever they do, and movies based on their experiences on earth. I felt this spin off of Avengers was much moreso along those lines for ME. But, I would imagine, as my kids so kindly pointed out, that it was lackluster compared to any Marvel film they had seen to date. So what do I know.

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Ogg on Sat Aug 7 15:58:53 2021
    On 30 Jul 2021 at 08:05a, Ogg pondered and said...

    Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming
    release of Black Widow, which she said breached her contract and
    deprived her of potential earnings.

    I think it's fair to say we won't see much of Black Widow again in any multi-verse stuff anytime soon :(
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  • From apam@21:1/182 to The Godfather on Sat Aug 7 14:29:03 2021
    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Contracts mean something in the US, or are supposed to; however I
    would imagine she made more on this film then most make in a lifetime.
    But total, admitted, big crush on Johansson, so I'll let her do her
    thing.

    And so she should. Why people side with disney (who also makes more than
    any of us in a life time) when they are the ones who broke their
    contract is beyond me.

    Not only did disney screw over Scarlett Johansson, but what about the
    cinemas struggling to stay open in the pandemic?

    Andrew

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  • From apam@21:1/182 to Avon on Sat Aug 7 14:31:08 2021
    I think it's fair to say we won't see much of Black Widow again in any multi-verse stuff anytime soon :(

    Maybe, disney probably make enough to settle this. Or they'll just recast
    her.

    Andrew

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to apam on Sat Aug 7 05:25:11 2021
    Re: Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: apam to The Godfather on Sat Aug 07 2021 02:29 pm

    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Contracts mean something in the US, or are supposed to; however I
    would imagine she made more on this film then most make in a lifetime.
    But total, admitted, big crush on Johansson, so I'll let her do her thing.

    And so she should. Why people side with disney (who also makes more than
    any of us in a life time) when they are the ones who broke their
    contract is beyond me.

    Not only did disney screw over Scarlett Johansson, but what about the cinemas struggling to stay open in the pandemic?

    Andrew

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    Exactly this.

    Disney is the big boogey man who is using their dominant position to steam roll everybody else in the industry.

    Meanwhile, Johansson is hot.

    Who you should be siding with is not even a question.

    (Then there is the fact Disney is commiting a breach of contract, but that is a minuscle detail).

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to apam on Sat Aug 7 05:27:56 2021
    Re: Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: apam to Avon on Sat Aug 07 2021 02:31 pm

    I think it's fair to say we won't see much of Black Widow again in any multi-verse stuff anytime soon :(

    Maybe, disney probably make enough to settle this. Or they'll just recast her.

    Andrew

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    Don't worry. They will kill Black Widow off-screen. Or make a CGI one for a short scene in which she gets crushed by the giant robot du jour.

    Now I think of it, wasn't she dead already?

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to apam on Sat Aug 7 08:00:12 2021
    apam wrote to The Godfather <=-

    And so she should. Why people side with disney (who also makes more
    than any of us in a life time) when they are the ones who broke their contract is beyond me.

    + 1. When I was younger, I was a huge fan of Mickey Mouse and "The
    Wonderful World of Disney" TV show. Once I got older and they
    became, or I realized they were, a corporate beast, I have a more difficult time enjoying what they put out.

    Not only did disney screw over Scarlett Johansson, but what about the cinemas struggling to stay open in the pandemic?

    Most of the ones here had to close outright last year, as they were not on
    the list of businesses deemed essential, and not all of them have reopened
    yet. One good thing to come of that is that it saved some drive-ins that
    were struggling before. When I read about this, I actually wondered how
    much money it could have made in the theatres when many are not open, not
    open to capacity, or are gone.



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  • From The Godfather@21:1/165 to apam on Sat Aug 7 13:04:56 2021
    Contracts mean something in the US, or are supposed to; however I
    would imagine she made more on this film then most make in a lifetime.
    But total, admitted, big crush on Johansson, so I'll let her do her thing.
    And so she should. Why people side with disney (who also makes more than any of us in a life time) when they are the ones who broke their
    contract is beyond me.
    Not only did disney screw over Scarlett Johansson, but what about the cinemas struggling to stay open in the pandemic?

    Much more valid points then her just being "hot." Thanks Apam ;)

    -tG

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  • From Fratm@21:1/235 to Arelor on Sat Aug 7 16:19:18 2021
    Yeah, she died in endgame to get the soul stone.

    -F
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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Arelor on Sat Aug 14 13:56:32 2021
    On 07 Aug 2021 at 05:27a, Arelor pondered and said...

    Don't worry. They will kill Black Widow off-screen. Or make a CGI one
    for a short scene in which she gets crushed by the giant robot du jour. Now I think of it, wasn't she dead already?

    Spoilers!











    Yep she was killed off during End Game but I thought with all the multiverse stuff going on now in the MCU that they may have found ways to bring her back in to the universe.

    I think it's unlikely now as both sides seem lawyered up now :(
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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Blue White on Sat Aug 14 14:01:14 2021
    On 07 Aug 2021 at 08:00a, Blue White pondered and said...

    Most of the ones here had to close outright last year, as they were not
    on the list of businesses deemed essential, and not all of them have reopened yet. One good thing to come of that is that it saved some drive-ins that were struggling before. When I read about this, I
    actually wondered how much money it could have made in the theatres when many are not open, not open to capacity, or are gone.

    I find the whole thing really interesting too. I also wondered about theater occupancy levels during these pandemic times. I mean there's a reason so many films have had their release dates pushed back and that's mostly due to distributors being worried about not recouping movie making costs /
    maximizing profits with low theater attendance rates.

    I noted that Disney has said two upcoming movies would be a theater
    first/only release (the next MCU Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings being one of them) for the first 45 days then move to streaming platforms
    after that. So it seems to be a moving target at the moment as to what Disney are doing.
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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Fratm on Sat Aug 14 14:01:39 2021
    On 07 Aug 2021 at 04:19p, Fratm pondered and said...

    Yeah, she died in endgame to get the soul stone.

    But What If? :)
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