Actors who took Hollywood studios to court

Elizabeth Olsen supports "tough" Scarlett Johansson amid 'Black Widow' lawsuit

Stars Insider

24/08/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Lawsuits

When it comes to making movies, there's a lot of money at stake. Contracts worth tens of millions of dollars are signed. All involved in these projects have to walk a careful tightrope, balancing a hotpot of strong, artistic personalities in order to avoid an explosion that could throw a great deal of hard work and money down the drain. Naturally, they don't always pull it off. When a studio pulls out of a movie or fires an actor, they'll usually end up in court. And there are several other unique cases as well. Whatever the issue, most of the time a hefty settlement is on the cards.

Elizabeth Olsen recognizes how difficult it is and recently praised her 'Avengers' co-star Scarlett Johansson amid her legal battles with Disney over the digital release of 'Black Widow.' The 'WandaVision' star recently spoke with Vanity Fair about the effects the pandemic has had on theatrical releases, and on the topic of Johansson’s lawsuit, Olsen said, “I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, ‘Good for you Scarlett.’"

She explained, “When it comes to actors and their earnings, I mean, that’s just, that’s just all contracts. So it’s either in the contract or it’s not.”  So far, Olsen is the only Marvel star to throw her support behind Johansson.  

Click through this gallery to see which actors went into battle when their studios let them down or breached their contracts.

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