In Disney’s upcoming Tower of Terror adaptation, Scarlett Johansson’s role is now apparently tied with her settlement to the Black Widow lawsuit.
Scarlett Johannson To Appear In ‘Tower of Terror’ Now
Scarlett Johansson’s role in Tower of Terror is apparently linked with her lawsuit settlement of Black Widow.
To break down the settlement, it was Alan Bergman, the chairman of Disney Studios, who knew that if Disney is going to pay Scarlett the lost box office bonuses, they have to roll another Disney film with her. This is why Bergman dropped Tower of Terror in his statement announcing the collaboration of Disney and Johansson has come far away from their legal dispute.
Disney’s Tower of Terror was officially announced right before Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit over Black Widow. The actress is going to both star and produce the film that is written by John Cooley, who had also written Toy Story 4. The director is yet to be locked. However, Scarlett Johansson is going to remain the headline of Tower of Terror and whenever it receives a green signal, the makers will start its production.
Popularly known as “The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror”, the concept first appeared at Disney World in 1994. Post that, Tower of Terror continued to operate at all other Disney theme Parks. The ride offers a journey through a haunted hotel in an elevator, followed by an intense free-fall. Scarlett Johansson’s film is going to be the second adaptation of the theme park setup. The first adaptation was 1997’s Tower of Terror that included Kirsten Dunst and Steve Guttenberg.
While the character, Natasha Romanoff, has almost come to an end with Black Widow, it is still unclear whether Scarlett Johansson has any plans post Tower of Terror. Meanwhile, she is also seen collaborating with Wes Anderson and Greg Berlanti for new projects. Berlanti’s next, Little Shop of Horrors, is an adaptation of the musical stage where Johansson will reunite with Chris Evans.
With that said, Black Widow is available on Disney+. Next year, Johansson will return as Ash, the punk rocker porcupine in Sing 2 (arriving on December 2022).