A new report claims that actress Scarlett Johansson will be earning a massive eight-figure salary for the upcoming Black Widow solo movie.
Johansson took fans by storm when she debuted as the iconic Marvel heroine Black Widow in 2010’s Iron Man 2. The film itself isn’t exactly one of the most beloved of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise but Johansson’s interactions with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and her action sequences impressed audiences enough that since then, her character has gone on to have supporting roles in films like The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Finally, after years of begging from fans, Johansson is finally set to star in her own Black Widow solo movie accompanied by a hefty salary.
According to a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson’s appearance in Black Widow will earn the star a salary of $15 million. This brings her payday to the levels of fellow Avengers Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, who apparently earned $15 million for their recent solo titles Thor: Ragnarok and Captain America: Civil War, as well as in both this year’s Avengers film and next year’s untitled follow-up.
Marvel has caught flack in the past for not having more female-centered superhero films, especially after DC beat them to the punch with 2017’s Wonder Woman. Marvel Studios seems to be taking a major step-up in that department in the future because not only are fans finally getting the Black Widow movie, but Captain Marvel hits theaters next March and a Scarlet Witch series for the Disney streaming service has also been announced.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Black Widow and the entire MCU franchise as more information becomes available. What are your thoughts on a Black Widow solo movie? Would you like it to be a prequel to her MCU adventures or something that takes place in modern day? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter