By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
Elizabeth Olsen praised Scarlett Johansson for her tenacity, amid Johansson’s recent lawsuit against Disney, which she says broke her contract with the streaming release of her movie Black Widow.
“I think she’s so tough,” Olsen, 32, told Vanity Fair in a joint interview with Jason Sudeikis. ‘Literally when I read this I was like’ Good for you, Scarlett ‘.
The Los Angeles native, who stars in the Marvel miniseries WandaVision, added, “As far as the actors and their earnings, I mean, it’s fair, it’s just contracts. So it’s either in the contract or it’s not.
The latest: Elizabeth Olsen, 32, praised Scarlett Johansson, 36, for her tenacity amid Johansson’s recent lawsuit against Disney, which she says broke her contract with the streaming of her movie Black Widow.
Sudeikis added of Johansson’s lawsuit, “Well, I mean it’s suitably bad and on the mark. “
Johansson filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last month, claiming that his contract for the Marvel Studios film said the film would only be released in theaters at first, and Disney had violated him by showing it in both cinemas and on its Disney +. service for $ 30 rental fee.
Johansson’s legal team said the actress “gave Disney and Marvel every chance to right their wrong and keep Marvel’s promise” and that “Disney intentionally caused Marvel to break the deal, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her deal with Marvel.
In its response, Disney said the lawsuit was without merit and “particularly sad and painful in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Olsen was pictured at the Filming Italy Festival at the Forte Village Resort on July 22 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy
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“Disney has fully lived up to Ms. Johansson’s contract, and furthermore, the release of Black Widow on Disney + with Premier Access has dramatically improved its ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $ 20 million it received as a result. day. “
Black Widow premiered last month, generating $ 80 million in domestic box office revenue and $ 158 million globally. It has grossed more than $ 369 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
The release strategy also sparked a complaint from the National Association of Theater Owners, which said in a statement that the double release resulted in missed box office revenue and increased piracy rates.