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Avengers Director Joe Russo Reacts To Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow Lawsuit Settlement

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Joe Russo, who directed the final two Avengers films with his brother Anthony, has reacted to the recent news that Disney and Scarlett Johansson had settled their high-profile lawsuit. Speaking to Variety, Joe Russo said it’s good news that the suit has been settled, in part because it highlights how there is a “significant change” happening now in the film business for how talent gets paid as more and more movies bypass theaters and release on digital and streaming platforms.

“I’m glad that the lawsuit’s resolved. I do think it was indicative of significant change that’s been happening. The resolution speaks volumes about the respect for artists moving forward in this changing landscape,” he said.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Joe and Anthony Russo were in negotiations with Disney/Marvel for a new superhero film but talks hit an impasse due in part to the Johansson lawsuit. The suit is now settled, but Joe Russo wouldn’t be drawn into commenting on whether or not he and his brother will make another MCU film.

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