Scarlett Johansson in the role of Black Widow in 2012 The Avengers.
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Scarlett Johansson has long awaited her first solo game in the Marvel world, and it seems all that patience has given. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson will raise $ 15 million for his upcoming independent film Black Widow. This is the same amount both Chrises Evans and Hemsworth collected for their most recent stand-alones, Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok . So even if Evans is preparing to exploit the Marvel film universe, Johansson seems all in.
As T.H.R. notes, in spite of its astronomical richness, Marvel usually does not grant such substantial salaries for a hero's first independent film. But at this point, after playing Black Widow in seven separate films – including the sequel to [Avengers:InfinityWar -Johansson is a proven amount. Even more than, say, Robert Downey Jr. was when he pulled in $ 500,000 for the first Iron Man. (From Iron Man, of course, the # 39; MCU proved to be a machine to print money, for THR, every Avengers film usually grosses more than $ 1 billion worldwide without batting an eyelid. ) Studio actors also tend to get multi-million dollar bonuses based on the performance of each film, so Johansson could endure doing even more.
Multiple sources confirmed the amount paid to THR, but a representative of Marvel challenged him in a statement: "Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers and, for political reasons, not we never make public salaries or contractual conditions. " Representatives of Marvel and Johansson did not respond immediately to VF's requests for comments .
Fans have been clamoring for Marvel for years to make a film in Black Widow, which made the announcement of the film at the start of this year definitely late. Even DC, which began its cinematic universe connected years after Marvel, managed to make its first female-led film, Wonder Woman very successful before Marvel even confirmed that he would make a movie Black Widow. Yet, with Captain Marvel on the road next year and Johansson is finally at stake, perhaps Marvel will spend his last years recovering lost time.
Meanwhile, Evans, who played Steve Rogers since 2011, seemed to announce his release from the franchise last week when tweeted "Officially wrapped up Avengers 4. E & It has been an honor to play this role for the past 8 years.At everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the audience, thanks for the memories! Eternally grateful. "Fans had hypothesized that Evans would leave for a while, so this tweet was not exactly a surprise. However, whenever Steve bites the dust in [Avengers4 it seems logical to assume that the tears will be shed.