After the two-month long legal dispute between MCU vet Scarlett Johansson and Disney, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that both parties have finally reached an agreement and have settled the breach of contract lawsuit which Johansson previously filed last July over the Disney+ distribution of Black Widow. Further details about their settlement have not been disclosed.
Despite their back-and-forth PR battle, it looks like the bridge hasn’t been broken, with the Oscar-nominated actress and the company both expressing their plans of continuing the long-time creative partnership they’ve built over the years.
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” Johansson said in a statement. “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.”
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman also went on to confirm that they’re currently working on a number of upcoming projects. This includes Disney’s live-action Tower of Terror film, with Johansson still attached to lead the project, which was first announced before the lawsuit.
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” Bergman said. “We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
Based on one of Disney’s classic and popular theme park attractions, The Tower of Terror film will be produced by Johansson through her These Pictures banner, alongside Jonathan Lia. The project comes after the success of Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, who are both set to reprise their roles in the recently announced sequel.
Johansson most recently starred in her last MCU movie as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow. She is currently filming in Spain for her first Wes Anderson film, and will also next be seen in Apple Studios’ romantic action-adventure film Ghosted, which reunites her with long-time collaborator Chris Evans.