After years of taking part in second fiddle to her many Marvel co-stars, Scarlett Johansson is lastly getting ready to take command of her personal standalone superhero outing as Black Widow. And based on a brand new report, doing so will earn her a fairly penny.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson is about to earn $15 million to reprise her function as Natasha Romanova, aka Black Widow, in a movie centered solely on the character. That paycheck equals those earned by each Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth for his or her participation in Captain America: Civil Battle and Thor: Ragnarok, in addition to Avengers: Infinity Battle and its upcoming Might 2019 sequel. Furthermore, it’s the most important wage any actor has nabbed for his or her first solo Marvel outing, as THR makes clear that Robert Downey Jr. solely netted $500,000 for his maiden flip as Tony Stark in 2008’s Iron Man, whereas Chadwick Boseman obtained $2 million for his headlining function on this February’s Black Panther.
On condition that Johansson’s first look within the Marvel Cinematic Universe — in 2010’s Iron Man 2 — earned her a low-seven-figure wage, this can be a big step up the financial ladder for the actress, and proves that the studio is firmly dedicated to conserving her round for the foreseeable future. That, in flip, means that Black Widow could also be becoming a member of Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel on the future forefront of the franchise after Avengers 4, which is able to supposedly deliver some closure to this section of the profitable collection.
Although Cate Shortland has been employed to direct, the Black Widow movie at the moment has no official launch date. Johansson will subsequent be seen because the heroine within the untitled Avengers 4, which debuts in theaters on Might 3, 2019.
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