“Over the past decade, Scarlett Johansson’s work has generated billions of dollars for Marvel Studios, and, by extension, its parent company, Disney,” the suit said. But by undertaking the simultaneous release without involving Johansson in the decision or the profits, the company wished to “keep the revenue for itself while simultaneously growing the Disney+ subscriber base, a proven way to boost Disney’s stock price” and also “substantially devalue Ms. Johansson’s agreement and thereby enrich itself.”

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