CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports:

The Walt Disney Co. has fired back at Scarlet Johansson’s lawsuit over the release of Black Widow, in a biting statement in which it said that the litigation showed a “callous disregard” to the Covid-19 pandemic and even revealed that she has so far received $20 million from the project.

In her lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Johansson claims that the day and date release of Marvel’s Black Widow on Disney+ and in theaters was a breach of her contract. The lawsuit contends that the Disney+ release siphoned potential theatergoers, costing her potential compensation tied to the movie’s theatrical revenue.

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