Dave Bautista swears fans with a post about Scarlett Johansson’s black widow lawsuit against Disney
The actress’ suit says her compensation for the film was “largely dependent” on Black Widowat the box office, and he’s “earned a promise from Marvel that the release would be a ‘theatrical release’.”
He continues: “Disney was well aware of this promise, but nonetheless directed Marvel to violate its pledge and instead released the image on the Disney+ streaming service on the same day it was released in cinemas.”
In response to Johansson, Disney released a statement saying independent: “There is absolutely no merit to this filing. The lawsuit is particularly distressing and disturbing in its callous disregard for the horrific and protracted global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Disney fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract, moreover, releasing Black Widow On Disney+ with Premier Access, it has significantly enhanced its ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20m (£14.3m) it has received so far.”
As of this writing, aside from Bautista, none of Johansson’s fellow Marvel stars have commented on the controversy.
After the news broke, the actor, who plays Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, shared a link to a report. on Twitter, writing: “Tell them they should have made a #Drax movie but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!full!”
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His post, which appears to be joking that the studio could have avoided filing a lawsuit had they chosen to make a standalone Drax film instead of Black Widow, split fans, with many complaining that he was mocking Johansson’s difficult situation.
Others jumped into the actor’s defense, arguing that he meant no harm from the message.
As is the case , Black Widow It is one of the lowest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films to date with a global takeover of $319.5m (£229m), a figure that cinema owners attribute to its simultaneous release.
The film, a long-awaited stand-alone outing for Johansson’s character, is expected to be her last appearance in the MCU. It was originally scheduled for release in May 2020, but has been pushed back until June 2021.