Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow release

Disney’s decision to release Black Widow on Disney Plus simultaneously as it hit cinemas has sparked a legal battle with the Marvel movie’s star Scarlett Johansson.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, attorneys for Johansson allege that the actress’s contract was breached when the studio opted not to debut the film exclusively in theaters, a move they claim depressed ticket sales for the Avengers spinoff. Much of Johansson’s compensation was tied to the box office performance of Black Widow — if it hit certain benchmarks, bonuses would kick in.


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New trailer released for ‘Black Widow’

We have a new trailer for Marvel’s much-delayed upcoming release of Black Widow. We last saw a trailer for the film released in December 2019 ahead of it planned November 2020 debut before being pushed back to 2021.

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‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella’ to hit Disney+ the same day as theaters

Disney has announced that Disney live-action film Cruella and Marvel Studios Black Widow  will be released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (which is usually around a $30 extra charge on top of subscriptions) in most Disney+ markets on Friday, May 28th 2021 and on Friday, July 9th 2021 respectively. Black Widow had already been delayed from November 2020 to May 2021 but has now been pushed back to July 9th.

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‘Black Widow’ release pushed back to 2021

Disney have announced more release date changes, and has confirmed that for the time being no tiles are heading to Disney+ instead of theaters like they did recently with Mulan. And that includes Pixar’s Soul which is currently sticking to its Nov. 20 release against MGM’s No Time To Die.

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Marvel considering new ‘Black Widow’ release date.

Warner Bros.’ domestic box office for Tenet, which only made $6.7M in its second stateside weekend (technically 3rd) is an indicator of this, of course, with New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco closures being a further stumbling block. As such, exhibition sources told Deadline that Disney is pondering a theatrical release date move for Black Widow off its current Nov. 6 date. There’s no concrete idea of where it goes, whether its somewhere in December or next year yet. It could easily move to Marvel’s The Eternals release date of Feb. 12 next year.

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Universal Pictures Upcoming Releases Pushed Back to 2021

Universal Pictures is having to change up its upcoming release calendar, setting new dates for Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru and Sing 2 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


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Ghostbusters Sequel and More Sony Movies Pushed Back to 2021

Sony Pictures has pushed back many of its upcoming releases — including Morbius, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Uncharted and Peter Rabbit 2 — to next year, the studio has announced.

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Black Widow Trailer Released

Suffering from MCU withdrawal ? Get your latest Marvel Cinematic Universe fix with the release of Black Widow trailer.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review

Reviewed by Lewis Mainwaring & Benjamin Gummery

image1Avengers: Age of Ultron is the 11th installment in the Marvel Cinematic universe; following 2014’s hit Guardians of the Galaxy and is the follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers.

This film is written & directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers) and stars Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Aaron Tyler-Johnson as Quicksilver, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and James Spader as Ultron. Continue reading