Has Scarlett Johansson been blacklisted by Marvel? Joe Russo hints at tension post lawsuit

The recent conflict with Disney has led fans to wonder about the fate of some MCU characters as tension escalate

                            Has Scarlett Johansson been blacklisted by Marvel? Joe Russo hints at tension post lawsuit
Scarlett Johansson (IMDb) and Joe and Anthony Russo (Instagram/ The Russo Brothers)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe movies continue to rake in the big money for goliath corporation Disney. MCU films like the 'Avengers' series, 'Spiderman', and Disney+ originals like 'Loki', 'Wanda-Vision', 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' and more have added to Disney's worth tremendously.

But recent times have seen the entertainment company come under fire over their treatment of their actors. Disney is accused of having taken advantage of its actors with them most recently engaged in a legal battle with influential actress Scarlett Johansson who plays the character of Black Widow, a vital part of the superhero team 'The Avengers'. The recent case of breach of contact got heated as the actress alleged she was cheated. This has left many to wonder about her fate in the MCU and whether she'll work with Disney again. Read on to know more about what happened. 


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Scarlett Johansson Disney lawsuit

Earlier this year Scarlett Johansson had launched a lawsuit against Disney which alleged that the simultaneous release of her movie 'Black Widow' in theatres and Disney+  has affected the box office negatively. This basically meant that Scarlett's salary was affected. The streaming giant by releasing the movie on two platforms apparently causing a breach of contract as Johansson said she had signed according to an exclusive theatrical release only. She claimed Disney pulled the stunt to promote their streaming service. Disney responded to the lawsuit by alleging that Johansson was being insensitive about the pandemic and that justified their reasons for releasing it on Disney+. Recently the lawsuit was settled with both parties said to have resolved their differences. Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman and Johansson both put out statements saying they were glad to have sorted it out and look forward to further collaborations.

Joe Russo points to tension in the entertainment industry

Recently filmmaker Joe Russo with regards to the now-settled lawsuit said there was a lot of tension in the film industry. Russo told Variety, "There’s a lot of tension, just like there is in a lot of industries because there’s a lot of disruption. People’s nerves are fraying and it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen or where anything is going.
I’m glad that the lawsuit’s resolved. I do think it was indicative of significant change that’s been happening. The resolution speaks volumes about the respect for artists moving forward in this changing landscape."

He also said that massive corporations are panicking at the moment at the changes in artists' attitudes towards their rights. A Wall Steet Journal report also hinted that Joe and his brother Anthony were at an impasse amid negotiations for their upcoming Marvel film and refused to comment any further as they are currently in the middle of a deal. A lot is changing in the film world leaving viewers wondering what the future holds.


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