The industry insiders felt incredible about the legal proceedings between Scarlett Johansson and Disney: “This is definitely not normal. It shouldn’t be a matter of confrontation. The matter should be settled before going to law. Denis definitely doesn’t want to deal with Sri Lanka. Carrie tears her face apart.” Warner also faced this problem when sending all of its popular 2021 movies to the HBO Max platform.
Because the artist bonus is linked to the box office performance, seeing the box office is in danger, the agent and the artist are in an uproar, Warner has to privately negotiate with Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Jiaduo and other big-name actors to negotiate the compensation amount, and create a harmonious business. environment.
The focus of the Black Widow v. Disney case is that the contract promisesMass release“Does it mean that the film is exclusively owned by the theater? Dinis started from this, claiming that our company has fulfilled the agreement, “Black Widow” is indeed released on a large scale worldwide, and the contract does not say that the film will be exclusively released by the theater.
Marvel’s chief legal counsel assured Scarlett’s lawyers in 19 that “Black Widow” would be released on a large scale by theaters like other Marvel blockbuster films. It is all clear that the performance contract involves a series of (high) box office share.”
After “Black Widow” changed from the theater premiere to online/offline simultaneous release, the box office was greatly affected. Although the box office set a new North American box office record during the epidemic in the first week of the film, the long tail effect is no longer there. The total box office barely exceeds 300 million U.S. dollars, which is far less than the billion-dollar Marvel blockbuster. Johnson’s lawyers therefore believe that the client has lost up to $50 million in box office shares.
Foolish dreams! Disney retorted that even if there was no epidemic, the maximum would be around 25 million. In order to create the image of the artist’s insatiable greed, the company did not hesitate to disclose Scarlett’s salary as high as 20 million US dollars, which made Scarlett quite disgusted.
Black Widow v. Disney is the first streaming media compensation case that has been exposed to the public in this field. Artists who have signed a performance contract with Disney are closely following the developments, considering whether it is necessary to imitate Black Widow and muster the courage to divide the Disney cake.
At present, only Silver Guardian “Destroyer” Dave Batista among Marvel actors has stepped up and publicly supported Scarlett. Other artists only dared to cheer secretly, hoping that Black Widow could start the era of streaming media and force major studios to change the rules of the game. .
But their bargaining chips are far less than Scarlett, even if Disney beats her into the cold palace because of this lawsuit-Scarlett has enough appeal to find another way out, and Scarlett’s version of Black Widow has entered the land for safety, she is not Count on Marvel to continue to provide performance contracts.
Marvel and Scarlett may have pre-embedded an arbitration clause when signing the contract. Once a dispute occurs, it must be settled by arbitration. Therefore, Scarlett is suing Disney, not Marvel, in order to make matters worse; and Disney will also drag the case into arbitration at any cost, so that it can avoid the trial and avoid damage to the public image. Under this pressure, the legal profession believes that the case will eventually go to an out-of-court settlement.