As the legal dispute between Scarlett Johansson and Disney drags on, it continues to make headlines. Now, the studio’s CEO, Bob Chapek, has spoken out on the subject. If you’re unfamiliar with the issue, it began with Johansson accusing the studio of breaking a contract that guaranteed her an exclusive theatrical release of Black Widow.
The single film, on the other hand, was released in both theatres and on Disney Plus. As a result, Scarlett claimed that her action resulted in her suffering massive losses. Following a lengthy court struggle in which numerous individuals, including Marvel Studios’ CEO Kevin Feige, have made remarks. According to speculations, Disney has decided to end their relationship with the actress.
Bob Chapek addressing the issue
Bob Chapek, the CEO of Walt Disney, is defending the company’s movie distribution approach. He has spoken out on the subject, defending the decision to release Marvel’s Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, in a hybrid format. According to some stories, he made his case to investors on an earnings call.
According to Deadline, Bob Chapek also discussed the dual distribution ideas. “We value flexibility in being able to make last-minute calls,” he explained, ” Certainly, we did not anticipate the resurrection of COVID-19 when we organised the meeting.”
Chapek and former CEO Bob Iger claimed they are “certain” that releasing the picture on both platforms “was the appropriate plan to enable us to reach the biggest potential audience” while discussing the current controversy. During the call, the CEO made no mention of Johansson or Black Widow by name.