Not many are commenting on Scarlett Johansson’s continuing Black Widow case with Disney, but Elizabeth Olsen of Wandavision has spoken out favoring her Avengers co-star. Following Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista, Olsen has now become the latest actor to speak up in favor of Johansson.
Elizabeth Olsen is the first member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to back Scarlett Johansson in her battle. Others in the Marvel universe, including Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans have not commented on the matter. Even Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo, have still to comment on the Black Widow case.
Olsen sat for in a joint interview alongside Jason Sudeikis posted Friday. The WandaVision star has spoken with Vanity Fair on the impact COVID-19 would have on films released. Olsen commented this on Johansson’s latest lawsuit, “I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, ‘good for you Scarlett’.” But, she continued, “When it comes to actors and their earnings, I mean, that’s just, that’s just all contracts. So it’s either in the contract or it’s not.”
The Variety discussion focused on and emphasized difficulties surrounding theatrical releases, which are still recovering from the ongoing pandemic in cinemas.
Olsens thoughts on movie release in general
Olsen also voiced her concern about streaming platforms making movie deals directly. Stating that the move has a negative impact on low-budget films. “I would like to see art films and art house theatres,” she expressed. “And so I do worry about that, and people having to keep these theatres alive. And I don’t know how financially that works for these theatres. But I do think it’s going to be how it used to be when studios owned theatres,” she estimates.
Sudeikis regarded Johansson’s legal manoeuvring as “appropriately badass and on-brand.” In addition, the Ted Lasso star mentioned, “I just hope that with that still comes creative autonomy, and we don’t lose sight of that.”
What is the case of Scarlett Johansson’s fued?
Johansson’s long legal struggle with Disney began in July. She claimed the studio had taken advantage of her by simultaneously distributing “Black Widow” on Disney+ and in cinemas. Disney responded by calling Johansson’s statements “sad and upsetting” and accusing her of “total disrespect” for the pandemic’s impact. Disney is now requesting for the case to private courts.
As the case and the debate around it still goes on, it is interesting to see that some of the biggest Marvel faces have chosen to not comment on this matter at all. While the support for Johansson flows strongly, Black Widow may have been her last MCU appearance on screen. So who do you support in this feud? Tell us in the comments below!
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