Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over Black Widow’s streaming release, claiming that the decision to debut the film simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ was a breach of her contract in order to attract Disney+ subscribers. John Berlinski, Johansson’s attorney, wrote in a statement that Disney is “releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney+ to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company’s stock price—and that it’s hiding behind COVID-19 as a pretext to do so.” The suit also alleges that Johansson gave both Disney and Marvel the opportunity to make good on their initial contract, but that the studios “largely ignored Ms. Johansson, essentially forcing her to file this action.” Disney has since called her suit “sad and distressing.”