Elizabeth Olsen Offers Support For Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow Lawsuit
The WandaVision actress voiced support for her Infinity War co-star in a new interview.
Following the release of Black Widow to both theaters and Disney+ Premier Access, star Scarlett Johansson filed suit against the Walt Disney Company, claiming that the simultaneous release was a breach of contract causing her to lose millions of dollars. Now, fellow MCU star Elizabeth Olsen has offered her support for Johansson in a new interview with Vanity Fair.
"I think she's so tough and literally when I read that, I was like, 'Good for you Scarlett,'" the WandaVision star said during the interview. The interview, which focused on the move from movies to streaming shows, also included Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis, and the two discuss a variety of topics around the issue at hand in Johansson's suit--movies releasing simultaneously to theaters and streaming services. The actor said, though, that she's "Not worried on Scarlett's behalf... That's all just contracts, so it's either in the contract or it's not."
"I’m worried about small movies getting the opportunity to be seen in theaters. That was already a thing pre-COVID. I like going to the movies and I don’t necessarily want to see only an Oscar contender or a blockbuster. I would like to see art films and art house theaters. And so I do worry about that, and people having to keep these theaters alive," Olsen said, suggesting that theaters may end up back in the hands of movie studios.
While Olsen doesn't think WandaVision Season 2 is going to happen, she's set to reprise the role of Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film, which once again stars Benedict Cumberbatch, is being directed by Sam Raimi and is scheduled to hit theaters on March 22, 2022.
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