Scarlett Johansson and Disney have “resolved” their issues two months after she filed a lawsuit against the entertainment conglomerate about her remuneration for Marvel’s Black Widow.
“I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney,” Johansson said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come.”
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow,” Alan Bergman, Chairman of Disney Studios Content, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“We appreciate her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to working together on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror,” Bergman added.
Johansson sued Disney in July, alleging that the firm violated her contract by releasing this summer’s hit Black Widow on its Disney+ streaming service concurrently with its theatrical premiere.
The Marvel star said that her deal as Black Widow included a guaranteed exclusive theatrical release, with the majority of her income contingent on the film’s box office results. She contended that because it was simultaneously published on Disney+, the box office statistics were lower than they would have been otherwise, reducing her pay.
As has been the case with several other streaming services, Disney has chosen to broadcast some of its content on Disney+ during the COVID-19 outbreak, allowing viewers to watch new releases at home rather than in a theater.
In response to Johansson’s lawsuit, a Disney spokeswoman stated that the claim had “no merit whatsoever to this filing” and maintained that the actress actually stood to make more money as a result of the Disney+ launch.
The lawsuit drew a flood of media attention in the weeks that followed, with Johansson’s attorneys and Disney issuing contradictory claims. Additionally, the actress has garnered mixed reviews from her Marvel co-stars.
In August, Disney filed a motion to remand the case to binding arbitration, a confidential process “where disputing parties agree that one or several individuals can make a decision about the dispute after receiving evidence and hearing arguments.”
At the time, Johansson’s attorney characterized the move as an attempt by Disney to “hide its misconduct.”