Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow lawsuit against Disney, according to Benedict Cumberbatch, is a "bit of a mess."

Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken out about Scarlett Johansson's protracted legal dispute with Disney. 

When Disney opted on a hybrid (both streaming and theatrical) release of Black Widow in late July, Johansson claimed that the studio had violated the terms of her contract. 

She claimed she lost up to $50 million in bonuses since the picture was not released exclusively in theatres.

Cumberbatch responded to the complaint in a fair and unbiased manner. 

 “It's sad what's going on amongst the lawyers,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. 

 Just the words and allegations of, "Put it in the context of a global pandemic." The whole thing is just a shambles.”

Cumberbatch is presently receiving accolades for his role in Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog, which premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival earlier this month.

He hinted the "tight friendship" between Peter and Stephen in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home in the same Hollywood Reporter interview.