Scarlett Johannson, the Black Widow star, has reached a settlement with Marvel Studios and is poised to come back as a filmmaker. But in which campaign?
Scarlett Johansson’s tenure with Marvel and its parent corporation, Disney, seemed to be coming to an end till now. Now this, on the other hand, has! And besides, few professional or personal connections withstand lengthy lawsuits.
As per Associated Press, Scarlett Johansson has indicated that she has recently renewed her professional connection with Disney. Scarlett chatted with the press on the red carpet of the 35th annual American Cinematheque gala commemorating her profession.
“I also has some of the finest days of my professional career for each of these production companies,” she remarked. “I’m thrilled to be able to continue working with Disney and my Marvel family.”
She also said that she was “still in the middle of it” on works such as Tower of Terror at Disney and “whatever other stuff that we’re engaged with.”
Marvel CEO Kevin Feige later announced from the platform at the occasion that any one of those “other projects” will be “a whole other non-Black Widow-related leading Marvel Studios venture with her as a director.”
Johansson sued Disney earlier this year for breach of contract after playing Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, in six MCU films. The disagreement centered on the dual release plan of Johansson’s sixth (and ostensibly last) Marvel film, Black Widow. The actress stated that her contract with Marvel did not include a remuneration structure for a picture that was distributed in cinemas and streamed on Disney+.
In September, Marvel and Scarlett agreed to reach a settlement. Both sides issued complimentary remarks about the other, with Johansson expressing her desire to continue working with Disney in the future. That was a great gesture, but wasn’t ScarJo simply wallowing in the afterglow of his $40 million paychecks? We now know that this was not the case! But really, what exactly is Johansson up to?
Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Fantastic Four, and Blade are just a few of the Phase 4 projects that have already been revealed and are in development. Considering how far in advance these ventures were scheduled, it’s improbable that Scarlett has indeed been listed as a director on either of these.
Of course, the most logical match for Johansson as a producer would be anything related to Black Widow. Although Feige specifically said that the project isn’t “Black Widow-related,” it’s certainly plausible that he’s using his Feige-in technicalities to stop discussing a Yelena Belova film or TV series. Yelena is Natasha’s younger sister and chosen successor in the MCU, and Florence Pugh portrays her. Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis Dreyfus) has placed her on the road to knock down Clint Barton, and she’s expected to feature in Disney’s Hawkeye.