Recently Elizabeth Olsen expressed her aid for her “Avengers” co-star, Scarlett Johansson, during her abiding “Black Widow” lawsuit against Disney.
“I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, ‘Good for you Scarlett,’” Olsen let out in a joint Vanity Fair interview with Jason Sudeikis.
The interview also enclosed the problem of theatrical premieres during a time where theatres are still in comeback from the Covid pandemic. While Olsen expressed suspicion about “small movies getting the opportunity to be seen in theatres,” she explained she’s “not worried on Scarlett’s behalf.”
“When it comes to actors and their earnings, I mean, that’s just, that’s just all contracts. So it’s either in the contract or it’s not,” Olsen said.
Sudeikis continued that Johansson’s battle against Disney is “appropriately bad-ass and on-brand.” Reviewing the symmetry between streaming and theatrical releases, the “Ted Lasso” celebrity also noted, “I just hope that with that still comes creative autonomy, and we don’t lose sight of that.”
Johansson’s ongoing legal war with Disney started in July when the actor alleged the company tricked her by releasing “Black Widow” simultaneously on Disney Plus and in theatres. In reaction, Disney named Johansson’s requests “sad and distressing” and condemned her for displaying “callous disregard” for the outcomes of the pandemic. Disney is now asking that the suit moves to private arbitration.
Along with Olsen, the only other Marvel actor to publicly state on the lawsuit is “Guardians of the Galaxy” celebrity Dave Bautista, who reacted to the news on Twitter, composition, “Told em they should’ve made a #Drax movie but noooooo!” Alec Baldwin exhibited assistance by tweeting, “#TeamScarlett.”