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While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a well-oiled machine, there’s still the occasional controversy. Perhaps the biggest in recent memory came when longtime Avenger Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney over the release of Black Widow. And now one co-star has offered their honest reactions to ScarJo’s case.
Director Cate Shortland brought together a great cast for Black Widow, including The Handmaid's Tale actor O-T Fagbenle as Natasha’s ally Rick Mason. Fagbenle was recently asked on a red carpet about Scarlett Johnasson’s legal battle against the studio, where he said:
There you have it. While O-T Fagbenle was careful not to say anything out of turn, it seems that he’s got a unique perspective on the ScarJo fallout from Black Widow. Namely because he’s reminding us of the income inequity outside of Hollywood.
O-T Fagbenle’s comments to The Associated Press come from a red carpet appearance at this year’s Emmy Awards. He was nominated for his role as Luke in The Handmaid’s Tale, but he also took questions about his recent MCU debut in Black Widow. Especially as the Scarlett Johansson situation continues to make headlines.
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While O-T Fagbenle seemingly put his support behind his Black Widow co-star, the Looking alum took the time to use his platform to ask some important questions about being paid fairly. With so many folks out there struggling to support themselves, it certainly helps to put things in perspective.
Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney seemingly comes as a result of Black Widow arriving on Disney+ at the same time as theaters. The blockbuster suffered from pirating, and had a steep drop at the box office following its opening weekend. And with Johansson’s contract seemingly including a take of the box office but not streaming earnings, she ultimately filed a case for money lost.
A number of Marvel actors have weighed in on the ScarJo situation, with Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch both seemingly supporting her. The legendary Jamie Lee Curtis also recently dropped an F-bomb on the subject, so it’s clear that the public is invested.
The next installment in the MCU is Eternals on November 5th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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