Scarlett Johansson and Disney’s saga is getting dirtier day by day. It is nor surprise to see some news or a brand new information on the same every new day.
Now Disney’s ex- CEO Bob Iger also has something to say on the very same issue.

To begin with, he is reportedly displeased with his own replacement at the company aka Bob Chapek and Disney’s response to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit.

A Disney insider apparently told reliable sources that Bob Iger finds the entire Black Widow situation “mortifying” and further feels that Chapek and the rest of the company “bungled it”.
Additionally, Zenia Mucha; Disney’s chief communications officer denied this claim in an email to the outlet stating, “None of this is true. Period.”

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It was also noted that Mucha was among the executives who backed Disney’s response to Johansson’s lawsuit, calling it  “sad and distressing and its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid- 19 pandemic.”

On 29th July 2021, it was reported that Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney, alleging that the company had violated her contract terms with the dual reference for Black Widow in theatres and on Disney+ Premier Access. The lawsuit is filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and it states that Marvel Entertainment had guaranteed only an exclusive theatrical release for Black Widow, with Scarlett’s salary being based on the film’s commercial performance!!

However, with the movie’s box office diminished at a great extent as if was also being available for streaming at the very same time.
The actress who plays Natasha Romanoff is projected to lose more than about $ 50 million.

An anonymous producer came forward and stated that “Pretty sure Chapek made the mistake. He didn’t think it would blow up in his face. He doesn’t deal with talent.”
Chapek and Disney’s response to Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit has drawn some massive public criticism with Women In Film, ReFrame and Time’s Up slamming the statement as a “gendered character attack” that paints the picture of Scarlett Johansson is being greedy and selfish for defending her contractual rights.
We wonder how the situation would be if the same was done with Captain America or Iron Man movies; maybe no one would have said the same.

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An another executive added to the news saying, “Last time I checked, I was pretty sure that the senior team at Disney wouldn’t get a low of purchase by accusing someone else  of being greedy” and also called the statement as “ham- handed.

And Bob Iger is not the only executive supposedly upset with the Black Widow lawsuit either. An earlier report described Marvel Studios President and the Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevil Feig as being extremely “angry and ashamed” and maybe even embarrassed of the way how Disney is handling all the situation and not least of all because Scarlett Johansson attempted multiple times to re- negotiate her deal with the company before taking them to the court.

And if all this was not enough, it is also reported that Cruella’s Emma Stone is considering filing a similar complaint against Disney for its release strategy, although she has yet to make her official decision.

However, Jungle Cruise star Dwayne Johnson and his production company Seven Bucks Productions are said to have no interest in pursuing legal action of their own.

Looks like many more news are coming all our way.

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