Demand for Scarlett Johansson to Disney, apparently, is just the tip of the iceberg of various difficulties that Disney will face in the near future. A few days ago we told you that a writers union is willing to support the actress, and now a report from The Wall Street Journal reveals another serious problem for those led by Mickey. The russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, would have questioned his return to Marvel.
According to the aforementioned medium, the Russo brothers they stopped the negotiation that was underway to direct another film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The reason, obviously, has to do with the legal actions that Scarlett Johansson took last August. And it is that Anthony and Joe Russo would have doubts about how Disney will distribute the feature film. That is, if it will be exclusive to theaters or will have a simultaneous premiere on Disney Plus.
If it were the second option, the Russo brothers fear falling into the same situation as Johansson. According to the document presented by the actress’s legal team, her client lost a significant sum of money due to the premiere of Black Widow on Disney Plus. And is that a good part of the actress’s salary was subject to the performance of the film at the box office. Then, their income was hurt by offering it through streaming.
“The Russo brothers reached a deadlock in negotiations to direct another Marvel movie. The studio conflict [Disney] left them insecure on how their next film would be distributed and how they would be paid, “the report said. The Wall Street Journal contacted the directors for more information, but they declined to comment, adding further uncertainty to the matter.
The new movie of Secret wars has been linked on more than one occasion to the Russo brothers. However, none of the parties involved has officially spoken. If the New York media report is correct, Disney would be seeing how his legal battle with Scarlett Johansson has a greater repercussion. In fact, a writers union said it was willing to fight for the rights of anyone working under the Disney umbrella:
“Disney has a pattern of behavior that forces creators to overcome unnecessary and tedious obstacles to receiving agreed payments. They continue to find new ways to avoid paying people for their creativity and honor their contracts. Disney must pay all creators for his work”.