Scarlett Johansson Will Get $15M for Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson Getting Equal Pay for 'Black Widow' Standalone Film (Report)

Scarlett Johansson has smashed through Hollywood's glass ceiling to land a staggering $15 million (£11.3 million) salary for Black Widow. This is equal to what her male co-stars Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth received for their work in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and THOR: RAGNAROK. Brie Larson was offered $5 million for Captain Marvel, but her high price tag came along with a seven-picture deal that proves she'll be the new star of the MCU.

Disney and Marvel are severely limiting Avengers: Infinity War's Oscars campaign to ensure their other film, Black Panther, scores multiple nominations at the 2019 awards.

Following it learned she is the highest paid actress of 2018, it's learned Scarlett Johansson will get a massive pay out for the Marvel Studios Black Widow movie that is now in development.

Disney also lists Incredibles 2 - another box office behemoth - as the third film they will be pushing for the Oscars.

That's right, Scarlett is getting paid a whole $14.5 million (£10.9 million) more than the $500,000 (£377,000) salary RDJ received for Iron Man in 2008, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although sources confirmed Johansson's Black Widow pay figure, a Marvel spokesperson released a statement disputing the figures saying that the company had a strict policy of never revealing the figures publicly.

It's a gaping imbalance but the Marvel Cinematic Universe simply wasn't the blockbuster franchise it is today. It was an emotional day to say the least.

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

Natasha Romanoff /Black Widow is a Russian spy turned superhero who first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010's Iron Man 2. Evans' Captain America has also made many brief cameo appearances in other Marvel movies.

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