According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, the “Russian brothers“- directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, may don’t go back to directing a Marvel movie because of Disney +.
Precisely, according to the report, the Russians are worry how future Marvel movies could be released and what kind of impact streaming would have on their payroll. All this is also linked to the lawsuit against Disney brought by Scarlett Johansson regarding the publication of Black Widow on Disney +.
Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow
Johansson has sued Disney since his earnings are tied to box office success, but Black Widow was released via VIP Access on Disney Plus, as well as in theaters. This, from the actress’s point of view, was a detriment to her. According to the report, Avengers Endgame directors have reached “an impasse” for the same reason.
The report points out that Kevin Feige pushed to release Black Widow only at the cinema, but was forced to use Disney + ‘s VIP Access “solution” as Marvel’s Phase 4 movies and TV shows had to be released in a certain order and could not be postponed. We also remember that Shang-Chi and The Legends of the Ten Rings was only released at the cinema and is achieving record results at the box office: it is credible that Marvel wants to continue to give priority to the exclusive publication for theaters.
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