'Good for you Scarlett': Elizabeth Olsen backs Johansson's Disney lawsuit
Wandavision star Elizabeth Olsen publicly supports Scarlett Johansson in her ongoing lawsuit against Disney.
When the Black Widow was caught in a web spun by corporate giants, a Scarlet Witch came to her aid. Wandavision’s Elizabeth Olsen has publically thrown her weight behind Scarlett Johansson amid her ongoing legal brawl with Disney. As reported by Deadline, Olsen commended Johansson’s courage in standing up against the media colossus.
"Good for You Scarlett"
In a conversation with Jason Sudeikis for Vanity Fair, Olsen had nothing but praise for Johansson’s decision to file a lawsuit against Disney. "I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, 'good for you Scarlett,'" Olsen lauded, in what has become an iconic show of solidarity in Hollywood.
Johansson’s suit, filed in July, asserted that Disney violated her contract by simultaneously releasing Black Widow on Disney+ and in theaters. The action allegedly siphoned off potential theatergoers, thus, reducing her expected compensation linked to box office revenue.
A $20 Million Controversy
Disney, not one to back down, claimed there was "no merit whatsoever" to Johansson's lawsuit. "The release of Black Widow on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date," a spokesperson said. This has only fuelled the fire, and led to an intense public showdown between the actress and the company.
Bryan Lord, Johansson's agent, blasted Disney’s "direct attack" on his client's character. The battle hasn’t been a solitary one, with organizations including Women In Film, ReFrame, Time’s Up, and SAG-AFTRA rallying behind the two-time Oscar nominee.
However, Elizabeth Olsen’s words, as another prominent Marvel star, carry a significant weight. She expresses concerns for the future of smaller movies being seen in theaters, something that was already a struggle pre-pandemic. “I’m worried about a bunch of things. Not worried on Scarlett’s behalf, but I’m worried about small movies getting the opportunity to be seen in theaters," she revealed.
In the world of showbiz where heroes and villains are portrayed on-screen, this battle rages off-screen, illuminating the power dynamics at play in the industry.
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