Scarlett Johansson Reportedly Receiving Big Payday For Black Widow Movie.
A spokesperson for Marvel told THR, Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms.Black Widowwill be directed by Cate Shortland (Lore). She was the ultimate pick after interviewing a list ofmore than 70 potential picksto direct. A release date hasnt been announced. Black Widow will next appear in 2019sAvengers 4, which will presumably resolve the plot threads left byInfinity War.
The Hollywood Reporterreports that most actors in the Marvel cinematic universe have made much less for their initial standalone movies. Robert Downey Jr. made just $500,000 for the firstIron Man, while Chadwick Boseman is said to have pulled down $2 million for the firstBlack Panther. Brie Larson is making $5 million for the upcomingCaptain Marvel, with a reported seven-picture deal (whichLarson disputes). Then again, this wont be Johanssons first time around as Black Widow, as the character has been a mainstay in Marvels team-up films for years.
The news comes as Hollywoods actresses are applying more pressure on studios to pay them the same as their male counterparts. Some actors like Benedict Cumberbatch havepublicly saidtheyll refuse roles that do not give equal pay to his female counterparts in solidarity.
Scarlett Johansson appears to be making a healthy amount for her upcoming solo Black Widow film. The star isreportedlyset to earn $15 million, which would be equal the payouts for Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth in bothAvengers: Infinity Warand their own starring roles movies,Captain America: Civil WarandThor: Ragnarok.