Marvel Studio has released a total of 24 films up until this point. Shang-Chi would be the 25th film with two more movies releasing in 2021 itself. Ever since 2008, the world has enjoyed the cinematic experience that Marvel had to offer. As of 2021, Marvel has moved to the smaller screen as well by giving us hits like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki. Now, the world prepares for some serious hits such as Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home (in association with Sony), Doctor Strange 2, and Black Panther 2. But exactly how much is Marvel Studio paying to the comic creators and artists for using their storylines and characters? Check it out.
Marvel Studio Pays a Flat Fee To Their Comic Creators & Artists
Collectively, Marvel Studio has raked up around $23 billion with its movies. Some movies themselves have crossed the $1 billion mark, such as – Captain Marvel, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, Black Panther, Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War. Let’s not forget the most obvious blockbusters that are on their way. So when the studio is earning so much, how much are the creators and the artists that are behind these stories and characters getting?
One particular fee has been confirmed by almost three sources. Now, according to The Guardian, Marvel is paying their writers and artists if their work is featured in the MCU a flat fee of $5000. Apart from this, they send the creator an invitation to the premiere of the film in which their work is. However, Marvel has decided not to comment on it.
Considering that the Studio is earning so much throughout the years, they should definitely be paying a lot more to the creators. That’s because if they weren’t there to create the story or the character in the first place, how would you come up with a movie anyway? The MCU wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the creators. Moreover, Marvel doesn’t need any more controversy right now with the whole Johansson lawsuit that’s already going on. But $5000 is not a considerable amount.