The recent legal war between Scarlett Johansson and Disney has stirred the headlines and sparked debates. Many Hollywood artists have come for her support to sue Disney over the hybrid release of Black Widow at the theatres as well as on Disney+. One of the stars to weigh in the matter happens to be from the same MCU family, Dave Bautista.
Guardians of the Galaxy and Drax the Destroyer actor, Bautista commented on the lawsuit against Disney. Actress Scarlett Johansson has sued The Walt Disney Company for breaching her contract. According to it, the movie was supposed to see a strict theatrical release from which Johansson would have earned an additional $50 Million. The suit claims that “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel”
Disney tried to defend itself by stating that “There is no merit whatsoever to this filing,”. It also noted, “The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Disney further added, “the release of Black Widow on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced [Johansson’s] ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date.”
Dave Bautista’s Tweet
Amidst these claims firing from both ends, Dave Bautista stepped in and made a joke on Twitter by saying “Told em they should’ve made a [Drax] movie but noooooo!”. He also added the article about the lawsuit with his tweet.
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) July 30, 2021
It’s no secret that the actor has been pitching a Drax solo movie to Marvel Studios for years. However, Bautista recently noted that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 would be his last project with Marvel. That’s a bummer for GOTG, for Drax may not be a conventional hero like the Avengers but his presence adds a comedic relief and some zest to the universe.
Meanwhile, it was also learnt that Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige was reportedly against the release of Black Widow on Disney + Premier Access. He didn’t want to disturb the star and the significant member of the MCU family. Feige tried to fix the predicament but things had already gone out of hand and Johansson was compelled to seek legal help.