Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is reportedly set to earn $15 million for the upcoming standalone Black Widow movie.
As reported by sources, Johansson s salary was equal with Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth earned for playing Captain America and Thor, respectively, in this year s Avengers: Infinity War.
Johnasson s first standalone film salary is higher than some of her other Marvel co-stars, as Robert Downey Jr., for example, "took home $500,000 for the first Iron Man."
Scarlett first played Black Widow in 2010 s Iron Man 2 and received "about a low-seven figure salary for the first Avengers movie in 2012," in which Downey Jr. made $50 million.
While these salaries continue to rise, its important to remember that Avengers: Infinity War became the fourth film ever to cross $2 billion at the global box office, so if Marvel s success continues, the numbers may continue to rise even further.
While there is no official release date as of yet for the Black Widow film, Australian director Cate Shortland said that the movie that will reportedly take place before the events of the original Avengers.