Scarlett Johansson is reportedly scoring a $15 million pay verify for an upcoming stand-alone movie centered round her Marvel character “Black Widow,” The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday, citing a number of sources.
When Johansson first joined the franchise as “Black Widow” within the first “Avengers” film in 2012, she earned a low seven-figure wage however, after six film appearances she is lastly on par along with her male counterparts, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, who every earned an estimated $15 million for his or her roles on this yr’s “Avengers: Infinity Warfare,” based on The Hollywood Reporter.
The scenario might partially spotlight a better difficulty of pay disparity in Hollywood, however The Hollywood Reporter famous that it largely got here all the way down to the truth that Marvel Cinematic Universe notoriously pays low for first outings.
Robert Downey Jr. Initially obtained $500,000 for his efficiency within the first “Iron Man” whereas Chadwick Boseman took dwelling a seven-figure paycheck for the primary “Black Panther.”
Nevertheless, Collider noted that, whereas first-time movies fetch decrease salaries, till not too long ago Johansson was nonetheless incomes lower than Evans and Hemsworth regardless of being within the franchise for longer and being an in-demand actress.
Information of Johansson’s pay rise may sign a closing within the Hollywood pay hole, which has drawn rising scorn through the years.
The scenario obtained renewed consideration in January, when phrase obtained out that Mark Wahlberg was paid nearly 10 times more than his “All of the Cash within the World” co-star, Michelle Williams.
The distinction of their pay cropped up when USA Today reported that Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshoots of the film when Christopher Plummer changed Kevin Spacey in one of many lead roles whereas Williams was paid a per diem of $80, which totaled lower than $1,000.