Scarlett Johansson appears to be making a healthy amount for her upcoming solo Black Widow film.
This salary is reportedly on par with what Chris Evans (aka Captain America) and Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor) were given for their standalone films Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively.
By comparison, Oscar victor Brie Larson was paid a reported $5 million for her starring role next year in Captain Marvel, as part of a seven-picture deal. The character is set to appear in two of the three Marvel Studios films releasing next year, so hopefully, fans will fall as in love with her as they have recent with MCU newcomers like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
While Johansson does have some seniority in the MCU, Marvel usually doesn't give huge paydays for first solo films. Marvel also typically lets the stars get bonuses of up to several million dollars based on the film's performance.
In short, Johansson has finally earned her way to a big dog salary in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Robert Downey Jr. still dwarfing everyone else's paycheck.
But before you start taking all these numbers to the bank, it's worth noting that a Marvel spokesperson denied Johansson's reported salary, saying, "Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms".
They could be future Avengers movies, new franchises Marvel decides to launch in Phase 4, which could include Alpha Flight or A-Force, or cameo/crossover appearances in other existing properties. It was an emotional day to say the least. She'll reprise the role next year in Avengers 4.
Captain Marvel will hit theaters March 8, 2019.