Disney And Scarlett Johansson Settle Their ‘Black Widow’ Dispute

And Disney’s very public black eye that was Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against them is finally over. Of course, it all boiled down to money and a settlement we knew had to be coming. Last summer, shortly after the hybrid release of Black Widow, Johansson sued the company over lost profits caused by the change in release strategy. Disney’s response was…well, it wasn’t great, with many claiming their treatment of her was sexist.

Well, it’s over now. THR reports that a settlement has been reached between Disney and Johansson. Of course, the terms aren’t known and probably never will be, but we can assume she’ll be compensated nicely for whatever she might have lost when Black Widow was released through Disney+ Premier Access. Considering Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings recently surpassed it in total domestic box office, Johansson probably had a pretty good case to make.

“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. 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,” Scarlett Johansson said in a statement.

Johansson is currently filming Wes Anderson’s upcoming project in Spain, and after that she’ll get back to work for Disney on their Tower of Terror movie.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.