Scarlett Johansson Getting Equal Pay for 'Black Widow' Standalone Film

Scarlett Johansson Getting Equal Pay for 'Black Widow' Standalone Film (Report)

Scarlett Johansson reportedly making $15 million for "Black Widow"

Considering that Johansson has been Black Widow longer than Evans or Hemsworth have played their heroic counterparts, it is disappointing that they have waited this long to give her the same amount of money compared to her male co-stars. The actress will reportedly earn $15 million, which is what Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) got for "Avengers: Infinity War" and their standalone movies.

THR points out that the high salaries are just a small dent in the box office grosses for these films: Each "Avengers" film has easily made more than $1 billion worldwide, and "Infinity War" crossed the $2 billion mark. This includes the Back to the Future time travel mechanics; the visits to key points in Marvel Cinematic Universe history like the Battle of NY, and more recent insights like the Avengers traveling through the Quantum Realm, or Thanos weilding a massive sword. A Marvel spokesperson says the company "disputes the accuracy of these numbers", but it never publicly discloses salaries.

In short, Johansson has finally earned her way to a big dog salary in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Robert Downey Jr. still dwarfing everyone else's paycheck. But could we see him making a shocking return in Avengers 4?

Next year's Avengers 4 - believed to be titled Avengers: Annihilation - is expected to do similar business, following the last movie's shocking cliffhangers. Before Avengers 4, Captain Marvel will hit the screens post which the character all the characters will be integrated in the fourth installment.

According to the post, the trailer shows a reunion between Captain America and Iron Man - who were separated during the events of Avengers: Infinity War - teases a return to the Battle of NY (time travel confirmed?) and the Quantum Realm.

In a March interview with The New York Times, the actor hinted that he was thinking about leaving the role, saying, "You want to get off the train before they push you off".

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