Two of the original Avengers actors, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, will once again assemble in the forthcoming romantic action film Ghosted.
Directed by British filmmaker Dexter Fletcher, known for his work on Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, little is currently known about the plot for the upcoming film. With a script penned by Deadpool and Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the only thing we know for sure is that the film will come with a sharp sense of humour.
With the actors having previously worked together on three Avengers films, as well as both Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War, the duo clearly have strong on-screen chemistry.
News of Scarlett Johansson’s involvement comes alongside news of the actors casting in the latest film from Wes Anderson, appearing together with Margot Robbie and Tom Hanks.
Meanwhile, Johansson remains in the news whilst her legal action rages on against Disney, with the actress suing the media giants after she claims they breached the agreements of her contract. The suit, which was filed on July 29th, reads: “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel”. Crucially, the actress claims that her final salary was based on the box office performance of the film, which, whilst opening well with a domestic $80m in the US, steeply declined in the second week when Black Widow was put on Disney+.
The suit also claims that Johansson’s lawyers reached out to Disney back in 2019 with concerns of Black Widow’s simultaneous platform release, later trying to renegotiate her contract once this was decided.
A representative of Johansson, John Berlinski, said in a statement, “This will surely not be the last case where Hollywood talent stands up to Disney and makes it clear that, whatever the company may pretend, it has a legal obligation to honour its contracts”.
Disney has hit back at this complaint, however, with a statement of their own, reading: “There is no merit whatsoever to this filing…The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic”.