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Former DC Comics Events Executive Director Fletcher Chu-Fong Launches Fletch Forward Event Solutions

Fletch Forward

Former DC Comics Executive Director of Events, Fletcher Chu-Fong is launching a new company, Fletch Forward Event Solutions. This start-up company will partner with publishers and entertainment companies to both provide events strategy and execute appearances at comic book conventions and industry trade shows.

“Every event is different,” said Chu-Fong. “Fletch Forward will collaborate with companies to create an event experience unique to each company’s needs. We provide every level of event planning and strategy, for in-person, virtual, and hybrid event experiences, from soup to nuts.”

Fletch Forward Event Solutions services range from securing convention sponsorships, to creating panel programming, to executing booth set-ups, from artist alley to a full scale experiential booth, and more. 

“I love events and know that conventions can be difficult with much to juggle and keep track of when it comes to strategizing, planning and managing,” said Chu-Fong, who worked at DC Comics for 19 years . “This past year has been a tremendous challenge for the events industry but I strongly believe that conventions will come roaring back, stronger and better than before. Now is the time to start planning for that return and your events strategy moving forward.”

Halloween Kills Cuts Up the Box Office Coming in First

Halloween Kills

Halloween Kills took the top of the box office for the weekend with an estimated $50.4 million. That’s a pretty solid opening for the film which also opened on Peacock and during COVID. The relaunched franchise’s first film opened with $76.2 million in 2018 and went on to earn $159.3 million domestically and $96.3 million internationally.

Internationally, the film didn’t hold up as well earning just $5.5 million. That slashes a decent $55.9 million worldwide for the first weekend of the film. With mixed reviews, it’ll be interesting to see what legs the film has at the box office.

No Time to Die dipped to second place dropping just 56% to earn an estimated $24.3 million. The film has now earned $99.5 million in two weeks domestically. Over the week, the film earned about $91 million at the international box office. There it has now earned $348.3 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $447.8 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage dipped another 48% coming in third and earning an estimated $16.5 million. The film has now grossed $168.1 million after three weeks. The film has picked up a bit internationally. Over the week, it earned about $71.7 million to bring that total to $115.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $283.7 million.

The Addams Family 2 slipped one spot coming in fourth. The film dropped just 28.9% and earned an estimated $7.2 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $42.3 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $11.6 million over the week to bring that total to $16.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $58.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Last Duel which debuted with $4.8 million. The film also grossed $4.2 million at the international box office bringing its global debut to a bit over $9 million.

In comic films…

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped out of the top five to come in at #6 for the weekend. The film grossed an estimated $3.5 million to bring its domestic total to $218.1 million. The film also grossed about $7.1 million at the international box office where it now stands out $196.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $414.3 million. The film currently stands at #7 for the year and not likely to climb much higher as #6 is held by No Time to Die with a $33 million gap between the two.

Black Widow earned a bit domestically over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed a little under $183.7 million. The international total has moved adding about $200,00 million over the week where it now stands at $195.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $379.4 million.

Old added an estimated $40,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $48.2 million. Internationally, the film stood at $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90.1 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart and looks like it remained steady during the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.8 million. The film has also earned $111.6 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has grossed $167.4 million.

Initial numbers have 22 films earning $110,379,588 from 26,421 theaters. That’s about $2 million more than last weekend’s 47 films which earned $108,802,855 from 28,506 theaters. It’s also another weekend in a row the box office has grossed over $100 million. The average earning was $4,177.72 this past weekend, an improvement over the previous weekend’s $3,816.84.

WarnerMedia, DC and Milestone Announce The Milestone Initiative

The Milestone Initiative

Today at DC FanDome, Milestone Media Company, LLC co-founder Denys Cowan and Milestone Media producer Reggie Hudlin announced The Milestone Initiative, a new program from DC, Milestone Media, and WarnerMedia in collaboration with Ally.

With an aim to identify, support and elevate emerging diverse writers and artists within the comic book industry, The Milestone Initiative gives fans in the U.S. the opportunity to apply for The Milestone Initiative Development Program, which includes a one-week in-person training seminar in DC’s Burbank, CA offices, followed by an eight-week virtual technical training course through the prestigious Kubert School, where participants can hone their storytelling skills and become part of the next wave of great comic book writers and artists.

The Milestone Initiative is the inaugural program from DC’s Next Generation DC, a talent recruitment, mentoring and development program designed to increase access and opportunities for writers, illustrators, and creatives from underrepresented communities across the globe to contribute to DC comic book content, expand representation and tell authentic stories featuring some of the most recognizable characters in comics.

Co-founded in 1993 by artist Denys Cowan, writers Dwayne McDuffie and Michael T. Davis and Black Enterprise EVP/Chief Content Officer Derek T. Dingle, Milestone Media was created to address not only the lack of superheroes of color in comics, but also the lack of storytellers of color creating the content. In collaboration with DC, Milestone Media created the fictional city of Dakota, and some of the most unique and innovative characters in comics, such as Static, Icon, Hardware, Blood Syndicate and others.

Milestone Media stepped away from comics in 1997, but after adding award-winning producer Hudlin (73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, 52nd NAACP Image Awards, Django Unchained, Marshall) to its team, Milestone Media rejoined forces with DC this February. The relaunch began in May with the release of the Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition one-shot comic, before relaunching the line this Summer with updated and contemporized versions of their core line of characters – Static Season One, Icon and Rocket Season One, and Hardware Season One.

At a time when comic books are at the center of pop culture, creators in the field are largely homogenous. According to Zippia, Black comic book creators make up only 4.9% of writers and 3.4% of artists. Asian creators make up only 4.2% of writers and 8.4% of artists, and Hispanic or Latinx creators make up 7.1% of writers and 11.7% of artists.

To amplify The Milestone Initiative Development Program, WarnerMedia’s ad sales division will create a full slate of content in collaboration with Ally, a digital financial services company committed to advancing economic mobility and empowerment for underrepresented communities by providing funding, mentorship and access to opportunity that individuals need to succeed.

WarnerMedia’s new franchise-first approach brings IP like Milestone to the heart of partnership opportunities, providing brands with a way to connect to passionate fan bases inspired by the franchises’ zeitgeist.

The Milestone Initiative will span linear, digital and social touch points, while incorporating elements of social good, equity and inclusion along the way. Distributed across WarnerMedia’s ad-supported ecosystem, the campaign includes documentary-style videos and interactive digital assets to inspire a new generation of creators and far-reaching audiences. WarnerMedia reaches 77% of multicultural audiences in the U.S. – a total of 69 million people – across its digital and linear platforms.

To learn more about The Milestone Initiative Development Program and submit an application, fans can visit the website at www.dcuniverse.com/milestone.

AfterShock Announces Delays

Delays have been hitting every industry due to shipping, supply, and labor issues. AfterShock has announced that Cross to Bear #1, Search for Hu #2, and Afterdark will be delayed. The new release date is October 27th.

The supply chain disruption has been hitting the comic industry in many ways, the most interesting is a temporary paper shortage. Every publisher is being impacted in some way so expect numerous changes to continue in the coming months.

Warnings about this issue persisting well into the fall and winter have regularly been going up with expectations being that this holiday will see difficulty getting product as consumers.

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No Time to Die Leads another $100 million Weekend Box Office

No Time to Die

It’s two weekends in a row that the weekend box office has totaled over $100 million. No Time to Die led the weekend with a little over $56 million. That’s on the lower end of Daniel Craig’s Bond run but not off from previous releases, especially with COVID still an issue. Casino Royale opened with $40.8 million in 2006, Quantum of Solace was $67.5 million in 2008, Skyfall opened with $88.4 million in 2012, and Spectre debuted with $70.4 million in 2015.

The film opened internationally the previous week and over the week also earned about $138 million over the week to bring the total to $257.3 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $313.3 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage dropped the expected amount with a decrease of 64.5% from the previous weekend. The film earned an estimated $32 million to bring its domestic total to $141.7 million. Internationally, the film added about $30.1 million to its total to bring that to $43.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $185.6 million after two weeks.

In third place was The Addams Family 2 which added a little over $10 million to its domestic total. It has now earned $31.1 million. The film has also grossed $4.6 million internationally. Its worldwide total is now $35.7 million.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed $4.2 million domestically bringing that total to $212.5 million. The film also earned about $8.3 million over the week internationally and now has earned $189.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $401.6 million.

The Many Saints of Newark sunk in its second week as expected dropping 68.8%. The film grossed an estimated $1.5 million. It has now earned $7.4 million domestically. It also added $600,000 over the week internationally to bring that to $2.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $10.3 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow earned an estimated $12,000. Domestically, the film has grossed a little over $183.6 million. The international total has moved adding about $300,00 million over the week where it now stands at $195.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $379.2 million.

Old added an estimated $10,000. Domestically, the film has grossed just under $48.2 million. Internationally, the film stood at $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90.1 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart and looks like it remained steady during the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.8 million. The film has also earned $111.6 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has grossed $167.4 million.

Initial numbers have 47 films earning $108,802,855 from 28,506 theaters. That’s about $20 million less than last weekend’s 51 films which earned $129,053,489 from 32,029 theaters. The average earning was $3,816.84 this past weekend, a little below the previous weekend’s $4,029.27.

NYCC 2021: Millimages and Ox Eye Media expand Molang into Comics

Ox Eye Media has partnered with French animation studio Millimages to expand the popular character Molang into a series of comic books, board games and puzzles in 2022.

Originally created as an online emoticon in 2010 by South Korean illustrator Hye-Ji Yoon, a chance encounter between Hye-Ji and Millimages resulted in a Molang animated television series. The series became an overnight hit, broadcasted in over 190 territories.

Radiating kawaii cuteness, Molang is all about friendship, spreading love, happiness, and positivity. Molang has no nationality, is ageless and gender-neutral, and values taking care of the planet. Now, Molang’s universal language of good vibes will be felt in comics, games, and puzzles.

Molang

Bad Idea Warns of Delays and Allocations

Bad Idea

Every aspect of our lives is currently being impacted by distribution issues. COVID and other factors have created a perfect scenario that has resulted in delays, back-ups in ports, and a scarcity of resources. Bad Idea has been updating fans and retailers warning that releases may be delayed and allocations may occur. This is particularly difficult for the publisher as part of its promotions included pre-orders for their final five comics.

Bad Idea has announced that it is delaying its solicitations and opening orders for December shipping titles on Monday, October 11th. The order deadline will remain Thursday, October 21st.

In Bad Idea’s case, the pandemic has created a shortage in paper and labor, making it difficult for all publishers to get releases out.

Bad Idea has already announced release date changes and anticipates they’ll need to change more including formats for releases.

Diamond Announces its Top Selling Products for August 2021

Diamond Comic Distributors

Todd McFarlane, Sean Lewis, and Javier Fernandez’s King Spawn #1, Image Comics’ new ongoing series spinning out of the events of Spawn’s Universe #1, was August’s best-selling comic book through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

AUGUST’S COMIC BOOKS

Also in the top ten from Image Comics, Skottie Young and Jorge Corona’s The Me You Love In the Dark #1, charted at #8 for the month.

Marvel Comics had eight titles among Diamond’s top ten comics in August. Their top book, Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck’s X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1, spinning out of the “Hellfire Club” event, ranked #2 for August. Other books in the top ten include X-Men #2 (#3); Moon Knight #2 (#4); Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Carlos Magno’s Kang the Conqueror #1 (#5); Amazing Spider-Man #72 (#6); Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (#7); Thor #16 (#9); and Star Wars: The High Republic #8 (#10).

Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak’s psychological thriller Eat the Rich #1 was BOOM! Studios’ best-selling comic in August, ranked #15 for the month.

The second issue of Dark Horse Comics’ Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the prequel to the Netflix animated series, was their top book for the month at #47.

Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Monster of Temple Peak #1, a new story in the milieu of Lucasfilm’s High Republic multimedia project, was IDW Publishing’s top book at #51.

Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella #22, the beginning of the conclusion to Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz’s storyline, ranked #75 for the month.

AUGUST’S GRAPHIC NOVELS

Thanks in part to a deep discount backlist sale, Marvel Comics had eight of August’s top ten graphic novels, with Cullen Bunn and Nicole Virella’s Return of the Living Deadpool from 2015 topping the chart. Marvel’s best-selling new graphic novel in August was Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito’s Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 1: There Is No Fear, collecting the comic’s first story, arc, which ranked #3 for the month.

Also in the top ten, VIZ Media had two titles in August, led by Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 23 at #7.

Image Comics’ top book in August, Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s new super-hero series Radiant Black Volume 1, ranked #15.

The late Kentaro Miura’s Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 8 was Dark Horse Comics’ top book at #19.

BOOM! Studios’ The Expanse, based on the Amazon Prime series adapted from the science-fiction novels of James S.A. Corey, ranked #84.

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 was Dynamite Entertainment’s top book at #150.

IDW Publishing’s best-selling graphic novel in August, Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1: Fallout, ranked #359.

AUGUST’S TOYS & GAMES

Funko’s POP! Marvel: Avengers Endgame: I Am Iron Man Glow-in-the-Dark Deluxe Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive release based on the finale of Marvel Studios’ fourth Avengers film, was August’s best-selling toy product.

Funko’s PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! DC: Batman White Knight: Batman/The Joker Vinyl Figure 2-Pack, based on Sean Murphy’s best-selling graphic novels, ranked #2 for the month. Diamond Select Toys had four products in the top ten, led by the Tron Deluxe Action Figure Box Set at #5, a San Diego 2021 limited edition release. Other manufacturers in the top ten include Hasbro, Kotobukiya, and McFarlane Toys (their DC Collector Build-a-Figure 7-Inch Figures Wave 4 ranked #8).

Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder Role-Playing Game Core Rulebook Second Edition, a perennial chart topper, was August’s best-selling game product through Diamond. Other publishers in the top ten include Konami Digital Entertainment (the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of Majesty Boosters ranked #4), NECA/WizKids (the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire ranked #2), USAopoly (the Dungeons & Dragons Monopoly Board Game ranked #10), and Wizards of the Coast (the Magic the Gathering: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Collector Boosters ranked #3).

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1KING SPAWN #1$5.99JUN210027-MIMAGE COMICS
2X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF MAGNETO #1$4.99JUN210554-MMARVEL COMICS
3X-MEN #2$3.99JUN210634-MMARVEL COMICS
4MOON KNIGHT #2$3.99JUN210629-MMARVEL COMICS
5KANG THE CONQUEROR #1$4.99JUN210542-MMARVEL COMICS
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72$3.99JUN210535-MMARVEL COMICS
7STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #3$3.99JUN210731-MMARVEL COMICS
8THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK #1 (MR) [*]$3.99JUN210046-MIMAGE COMICS
9THOR #16$3.99JUN210711-MMARVEL COMICS
10STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #8$3.99JUN210728-MMARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP$16.99MAY150827MARVEL COMICS
2DEADPOOL VOL. 2: SOUL HUNTER TP$15.99MAY130727MARVEL COMICS
3STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC
VOL. 1: THERE IS NO FEAR TP
$15.99MAY210707MARVEL COMICS
4DEADPOOL VOL. 7: AXIS TP$17.99DEC140987MARVEL COMICS
5JESSICA JONES VOL. 2: ALIAS TP (MR)$19.99JUN150832MARVEL COMICS
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY DAVID MICHELINIE & TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC$100.00FEB210664-MMARVEL COMICS
7DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOLUME 23 GN$9.99JUN211954VIZ MEDIA
8WOLVERINE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC (MR)$125.00DEC200647-MMARVEL COMICS
9CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC$75.00FEB210666-MMARVEL COMICS
10SENSOR HC (MR)$19.99JUN211953VIZ MEDIA


TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1POP! MARVEL: AVENGERS ENDGAME: I AM IRON MAN GLOW-IN-THE DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE$14.99SEP198703FUNKO
2POP! DC COMICS: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT: BATMAN/THE JOKER SDCC 2011 FIGURE 2-PACK$22.99AUG208758FUNKO
3DC COMICS: POISON IVY RETURNS BISHOUJO STATUE$87.50NOV208315KOTOBUKIYA
4STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES: THE MANDALORIAN ELECTRONIC HELMET$180.00OCT208043HASBRO TOY GROUP
5TRON SDCC 2011 DELUXE FIGURE BOX SET$80.00SEP209387DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
6MARVEL DISNEY+ LEGENDS FIGURES$136.00NOV208491HASBRO TOY GROUP
7MARVEL SELECT: TITANIUM MAN FIGURE$29.99DEC202074DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8DC COLLECTOR: BUILD-A-FIGURE 7-INCH FIGURES WAVE 4$116.18NOV208118MCFARLANE TOYS
9THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FRODO & GOLLUM SDCC 2011 DELUXE BOX SET$49.99FEB218593DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10THE CROW SDCC 2011 DELUXE FIGURE$39.99FEB218595DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SECOND EDITION HC$59.99MAY193227PAIZO PUBLISHING
2MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN: THE RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE BOOSTER BRICK$149.90JAN218884NECA
3MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COLLECTOR BOOSTERS$173.18FEB218934WIZARDS OF THE COAST
4YU-GI-OH! DAWN OF MAJESTY BOOSTERS$95.73APR218609KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS SET BOOSTERS$89.92FEB218936WIZARDS OF THE COAST
6PATHFINDER BESTIARY 3 SECOND EDITION HC$49.99JAN212605PAIZO PUBLISHING
7MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COMMANDER DECKS$96.25APR218407WIZARDS OF THE COAST
8MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN HORIZONS 2 DRAFT BOOSTERS$172.89FEB218940WIZARDS OF THE COAST
9STARFINDER RPG: STARSHIP OPERATIONS MANUAL HC$39.99NOV198469PAIZO PUBLISHING
10DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MONOPOLY BOARD GAME$39.99APR218548USAOPOLY

Venom and Carnage Tear Apart the Weekend Box Office

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage was a beast of a film opening with $90.1 million, the best domestic debut for a film this year. The opening shows good things for the franchise and the original film was not a fluke. That movie opened with $80.3 million in 2018 and went on to gross $856.1 million. That has the sequel out-performing the original even during the pandemic, an impressive debut. It should also have Sony excited that they’re heading in the right direction for their Spider-Man franchises and bodes well for the next film to release.

The film also debuted internationally where it grossed $13.8 million for a total of $103.9 million worldwide. We’ll see how the film holds up next weekend when it faces some competition.

Internationally, the winner for the weekend was No Time to Die, the latest James Bond film. Opening domestically next weekend, the film earned $119.1 million in its first weekend at the international box office.

Back here…

The Addams Family 2 debuted in second place with a little over $18 million. No international number was released. The first film opened with $30.3 million in 2019. But, without major kids competition, the film should do well this Halloween season.

In third place was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film dropped from last weekend’s first place once real competition entered the ring. The film grossed an estimated $6 million to bring its domestic total to $206.1 million. That makes it the top grossing domestic film of the year. The film also earned about $13.9 million over the week to bring its international total to $180.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $386.9 million where it has now moved into fifth place for the year.

The fourth place belonged to The Many Saints of Newark. The film also debuted on HBO Max and the word of mouth is generally not good. The Sopranos prequel earned an estimated $5 million domestically and $2.3 million internationally. With just $7.3 million, availability on HBO Max, and bad word of mouth, expect this one to see a quick death at the box office.

Rounding out the top five was Dear Evan Hanson which was second last weekend. The film grossed an estimated $2.5 million to bring that to $11.8 million. The film has not returned and international figures.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #16 with an estimated $26,000. Domestically, the film has grossed a little over $183.6 million. The international total has moved adding about $400,00 million over the week where it now stands at $195.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $378.8 million.

Old was #17 with an estimated $25,000. Domestically, the film has grossed just under $48.2 million. Internationally, the film stood at $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90.1 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $200,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.8 million. The film added about $700,000 to its international gross bringing that to $111.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $167.4 million.

Initial numbers have 51 films earning $129,053,489 from 32,029 theaters. That’s almost $100 million more than last weekend’s 51 films which earned $38,699,520 from 34,852 theaters. The average earning was $4,029.27 this past weekend, a massive increase from the previous weekend’s $1,110.40.

Scarlett Johansson and Disney Settle the Black Widow Lawsuit

Black Widow

A settlement has been reached by Scarlett Johansson and Disney over the theatrical release of Black Widow. Johansson accused Disney of sabotaging the release and was seeking a $50 million payout from the studio. The terms of the settlement are unknown.

Johansson said in a statement:

I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.

Alan Bergman, the chairman of Disney Studios Content also indicated he was pleased with the resolution:

I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding ‘Black Widow’. We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s ‘Tower of Terror.’

The lawsuit was over the release of Black Widow which was simultaneously released on Disney+. Johansson claimed that release cost the film tens of millions of dollars in bonuses she’d have received due to the box office results.

Disney shot back accusing the star of disregard of the pandemic and that she had been paid $20 million for her work on the film.

Disney also wanted the lawsuit to go into arbitration citing a provision in her contract. A hearing regarding that was set for March.

Disney revealed in a filing that Black Widow had grossed $125 million on streaming in addition to the film’s $367 million at the box office.

(via Variety)

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