Disney and Scarlett Johansson Settle Their “Black Widow” Lawsuit, “Tower of Terror” Film Back On

Scarlett Johansson and The Walt Disney Company have settled their lawsuit over the earnings of Marvel’s Black Widow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Details of the settlement are not known at this time but the bigger news comes from Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman, who shared his hopefulness for future projects.
  • “I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” Bergman said. “We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror.”
  • Reports of the Tower of Terror film in question first came around in June, when we learned that Johansson would be producing and starring in a film based on the classic Disney Parks attraction.
  • Then just a month later, reports came out that Johansson was suing the Walt Disney Company regarding her earnings from Black Widow, due to the film being released on Disney+ with Premier Access in addition to its theatrical release.
  • Given the differences between the company and the star, it certainly appeared that film was on its way to being scrapped.
  • Now though, thanks to the settlement, it looks like we can plan to see the Hollywood Tower Hotel as the subject of a feature film in the future once again.

What they’re saying:

  • Scarlett Johansson: “I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”