• Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    From Ogg@VERT/TRMB to All on Fri Jul 30 08:05:01 2021
    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Actress says her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release for the Marvel flick The Associated Press ╖ Posted: Jul 29, 2021 4:03 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago Since 2010, the character of Natasha Romanoff ù better known by her alias, Black Widow ù has been portrayed by Scarlett Johansson. (Marvel Studios)

    Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of Black Widow, which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

    In a lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Black Widow star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the lawsuit.

    [...]

    Disney said the lawsuit has "no merit whatsoever."

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/scarlett-johansson-lawsuit-disney-1.61228 75

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Ogg on Fri Jul 30 15:08:58 2021
    Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: Ogg to All on Fri Jul 30 2021 08:05 am

    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Actress says her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release for the Marvel flick The Associated Press ╖ Posted: Jul 29, 2021 4:03 PM ET |

    What does that mean? It was supposed to be shown in movie theaters? How can she sue soon? Can't Disney release a film whenever they want?

    ... Click...click...click...damn, out of taglines!

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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to HusTler on Fri Jul 30 22:27:00 2021
    Hello HusTler!

    ** On Friday 30.07.21 - 15:08, HusTler wrote to Ogg:


    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow
    release

    Actress says her contract guaranteed an exclusive
    theatrical release for the Marvel flick The Associated
    Press ╖ Posted: Jul 29, 2021 4:03 PM ET

    What does that mean? It was supposed to be shown in movie
    theaters? How can she sue soon? Can't Disney release a
    film whenever they want?

    Apparently she alleges her contract was breached when the media
    giant released the film on its Disney+ streaming service at the
    same time as its theatrical debut. She probably assumed that
    she had rights to run the theatrical release for certain period
    and then the streaming version would come out later.

    The things (assumptions) that are NOT dispelled in contracts is
    just as important as the things that are. So, unless her
    contract was very specific, she may not have a case.




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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to HusTler on Sat Jul 31 02:27:03 2021
    Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: HusTler to Ogg on Fri Jul 30 2021 03:08 pm

    PM ET |

    What does that mean? It was supposed to be shown in movie theaters? How can she sue soon? Can't Disney release a film whenever they want?

    it was in her contract to get a cut of box office money and they did streaming which decreased that.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Sat Jul 31 07:04:35 2021
    Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: Ogg to All on Fri Jul 30 2021 08:05 am

    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Let Disney burn for what they did to Star Wars and Marvel.

    Sadly, this is going to be barely a dent in their tank.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Arelor on Sat Jul 31 09:49:17 2021
    Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Sat Jul 31 2021 07:04 am

    Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: Ogg to All on Fri Jul 30 2021 08:05 am

    Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release

    Let Disney burn for what they did to Star Wars and Marvel.

    lucas fucked up starwars himself and disney improved the marvel movies and marvel in general. marvel was a shitty company, has been for 30+ years.

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  • From Mantrid@VERT/UKBBS to Arelor on Sun Aug 1 02:28:44 2021
    Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Sat Jul 31 2021 07:04 am

    Let Disney burn for what they did to Star Wars and Marvel.

    I liked Rogue one and Mandalorian (Up until an actress got fired by "being political", which nowadays only gets enforced if you're right-wing)

    The other star wars films I don't mind. I'd watch if they were on terrestrial TV but I wouldn't seek them out






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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to MRO on Fri Aug 13 12:39:43 2021
    On 7/31/2021 7:49 AM, MRO wrote:

    lucas fucked up starwars himself and disney improved the marvel movies
    and marvel in general. marvel was a shitty company, has been for 30+
    years.

    Mostly agree on Star Wars, disagree on the Marvel movies.

    Star Wars prequels weren't great, but The Clone Wars really did bridge
    the gap pretty well and if you ignore the first movie, not bad.

    As to Marvel, Iron Man was pre-Disney and imo the best of all of the
    Marvel Movies, Guardians of The Galaxy being a close second. And Disney wasn't nearly as heavily involved in Guardians... but if you look at
    what they were definitely more influential over (Capt. Marvel, Thor 2,
    etc) much worse.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Tracker1 on Sat Aug 14 01:40:35 2021
    Re: Re: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over hybrid Black Widow release
    By: Tracker1 to MRO on Fri Aug 13 2021 12:39 pm


    As to Marvel, Iron Man was pre-Disney and imo the best of all of the
    Marvel Movies, Guardians of The Galaxy being a close second. And Disney wasn't nearly as heavily involved in Guardians... but if you look at
    what they were definitely more influential over (Capt. Marvel, Thor 2,
    etc) much worse.
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    in the grand scheme of things, marvel has been a poorly ran company that
    was passed around for decades.

    ironman was a fluke. before then nobody could make a good superhero movie.
    they needed to get the right formula.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to MRO on Fri Sep 3 18:01:53 2021
    On 8/13/2021 11:40 PM, MRO wrote:
    As to Marvel, Iron Man was pre-Disney and imo the best of all of the
    Marvel Movies, Guardians of The Galaxy being a close second. And Disney
    wasn't nearly as heavily involved in Guardians... but if you look at
    what they were definitely more influential over (Capt. Marvel, Thor 2,
    etc) much worse.

    in the grand scheme of things, marvel has been a poorly ran company that
    was passed around for decades.

    ironman was a fluke. before then nobody could make a good superhero movie. they needed to get the right formula.

    I'm pretty sure the widespread ability/availability of special effects
    were a huge factor on that... regarding superhero movies. The Tobey
    Maguire Spider-Man was really the first superhero movie that wasn't
    overall garbage.

    Of course, the licensing models etc were mostly outside Marvel's
    creative control for those earlier movies.
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