Scarlett Johansson, arguably the world’s highest-paid actress, is finally getting paid $15 million for Black Widow, an upcoming standalone film centered on the Marvel superheroine, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
Reportedly, this money is what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth each earned for playing Captain America and Thor, respectively.
A spokesperson for Marvel Studios confirmed “the accuracy” of the numbers, despite sources saying that “as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms”.
According to the sources, Evans and Hemsworth also grabbed the same deal for their respective work in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, as well as for starring in 2019’s Avengers sequel.
The Hollywood Reporter also said Brie Larson,who is starring in 2019’s Captain Marvel, will earn around $5 million. In response to the report, Larson tweeted, “Counterpoint: this is not true.”
Counterpoint: this is not true https://t.co/aDlKZu8Rqo
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) October 11, 2018
Johansson had earlier discussed the gender wage gap in 2016. “There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole,” she told Cosmopolitan. “I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage.”
“For me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious,” Johansson had said about pay disparity. “It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general.”
Reports also mentioned that if the American actress’ solo film Black Widow does well at the box office, her earnings may go up for future films as well.
Earlier this year, Scarlet Johansson was named as the world’s highest-paid film actress, having a massive $57 million in the 2017/2018 financial year, according to Forbes magazine.