Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is without doubt one of the founding Avengers and has been concerned within the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever since Iron Man 2. It would make sense then that Johansson would earn a wage for these movies equal to her different co-stars like Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, who all debuted across the identical time, proceeded by Robert Downey Jr. in fact. That equal wage wasn’t all the time the case, however in a brand new interview with THR Johansson says that isn’t the case any longer.
Johansson will earn greater than $15 million for her upcoming Black Widow solo movie, and that’s akin to Evans and Hemsworth’s earnings for Captain America and Thor.
“Money is a taboo topic of conversation,” Johansson stated. “But I will say that, yes, I’m on an equal playing field with my male cohorts.”
Johansson has performed the a part of Natasha Romanov for seven movies now within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, together with Iron Man 2, Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame and Black Widow will make that eight movies.
Johansson just lately topped the checklist of highest-paid actresses with $56 million, and her work with Marvel was a giant contributor, particularly Endgame. Like Robert Downey Jr., Johansson has a again finish deal in place with Marvel that will get her a proportion of the movie’s earnings. Endgame introduced in $2.eight billion on the field workplace, and Johansson’s chunk of that ended up being round $35 million.
She’s additionally getting $15 million base for Black Widow, and if she has an identical deal in place on the backend of that venture, she’s in all probability nicely on her strategy to topping the checklist once more in 2020.
As for Black Widow, Johansson additionally govt produced the movie, saying it was “liberating in a way”.
“I feel like I’m in control of the destiny of this film, which gives me a lot more peace of mind,” Johansson stated. “I know her better than anybody. What was her childhood like? What is her relationship to figures of authority? This character is gritty and multi-dimensional but has a lot of trauma and has led an unexamined life. In order to operate at this elite level, she has probably had to push away a lot of stuff.”
Black Widow hits the large display screen on May 1st, 2020.