Scarlett Johansson to get $15 million for Black Widow film

Scarlett Johansson to get $15 million for Black Widow film

Scarlett Johansson to get $15 million for Black Widow film

Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland is set to direct the Black Widow movie from a script by Jac Schaeffer. More specifically, you're finally reportedly set to make as much as Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth did playing Captain America and Thor in this year's Avengers: Infinity War (as a side note, how in the hell did Evans land that salary, given how little screen time he actually had?). THR reports that Chadwick Boseman and Brie Larson reportedly nabbed much bigger, seven-figure paychecks for "Black Panther" and "Captain Marvel", respectively.

Johnasson's first standalone film salary is higher than some of her other MCU co-stars, as Robert Downey Jr., for example, "took home $500,000 for the first Iron Man". "The brothers, who also directed the third installment, "Avengers: Infinity War", couldn't help but punctuate the announcement by teasing fans with a odd image that's simply captioned "#wrapped".

However, a Marvel spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that it "disputes the accuracy of these numbers" and does not "publicly disclose salaries or deal terms" as a matter of policy. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories!

Apparently, Avengers 4 will be the last film of Steve Rogers as Captain America and this news has disappointed many fans of the superhero.

In a March interview with The New York Times, the actor hinted that he was thinking about leaving the role, saying, "You want to get off the train before they push you off".

After half the universe got turned to dust by Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet back in May, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been desperately waiting for the follow up film - an as yet untitled movie referred to for now as "Avengers 4".

After that, Marvel will move into a new phase of storytelling - without, it seems, Evans as Captain America.

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