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Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled their lawsuit over ‘Black Widow’

The lawsuit between Scarlett Johansson and Disney ended quietly. So what do we know?

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Natasha Romanoff in “Black Widow.”

Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow.” Johansson and Disney settled the actress’ lawsuit against the company over pay for the film.

Jay Maidment, Marvel Studios

Scarlett Johansson and Disney settled the actress’ lawsuit against the company over pay for “Black Widow,” according to The Washington Post.

  • However, terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

In July, Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney over pay for the recent Marvel film “Black Widow.” As the Deseret News reported, Johansson said her contract with Marvel Studios and Disney was breached because “Black Widow” was released on Disney+ for streaming and released in movie theaters at the same time.

  • She said her fees were based on box office numbers, even though her lawyers asked to renegotiate after Disney changed its release strategy to put the film on Disney+.
  • “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,” the lawsuit said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Disney and Johansson both said they were happy the case had ended.

  • “I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” Johansson said in a statement, per The Washington Post.
  • “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding ‘Black Widow,’ ” said Alan Bergman, chairman of Disney Studios Content, according to Reuters.

Unnamed sources told Deadline that Disney may pay Johansson about $40 million in the settlement.