Scarlett Johansson Reportedly Getting Big Paycheck For Black Widow Movie

  • Scarlett Johansson Reportedly Getting Big Paycheck For Black Widow Movie

Scarlett Johansson Reportedly Getting Big Paycheck For Black Widow Movie

Scarlett Johansson could be getting a big paycheck for her upcoming standalone Black Widow movie. This is equal to what her male co-stars Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth received for their work in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and THOR: RAGNAROK.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Scarlett Johansson is set for a $15 million payday for the upcoming BLACK WIDOW standalone film from Marvel. THR points out that Marvel typically pays lower salaries for debut standalones - even Robert Downey Jr. was paid only $500,000 for the first "Iron Man". For comparison to relatively new Avengers, Chadwick Boseman was reportedly paid $2 million for Black Panther and Brie Larson $5 million for Captain Marvel - though it's worth noting that Marvel has been notoriously stingy on acting contracts in the past for first-time supers.

In putting all of this into perspective, Infinity War had a budget of more than $100 million, while each Avengers movie brings in well over $1 billion worldwide. THR also says that actors typically get a bonus depending on the film's performance at the box office. She was first a villain of Iron-Man, and worked for the Russians before defecting to the U.S. and joining the Avengers.

But before you start taking all these numbers to the bank, it's worth noting that a Marvel spokesperson denied Johansson's reported salary, saying, "Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms".

He wrote, "Officially wrapped on Avengers 4". Johansson's work in the MCU and other films made her the second highest paid actress past year. An argument can be made that they carried stand alone movies and she was a supporting character, but a counter-argument is simply that they should have given her a stand-alone film ages ago.