Robert Downey Jr, the American actor, and producer, has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. But it was his role as Tony Stark/ Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that has made him a global icon and gathered him fans from all around the world.
Avengers: Endgame broke numerous Box Office records with ease since the day of its release and its cast was well rewarded for it. And there are reports saying Robert Downey Jr earned over $75 million, more than Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth’s salary combined.
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How Much Did Robert Downey Jr Earn In Avengers: Endgame?
As stated earlier, Robert Downey Jr became the face of the franchise for more than 10 years, and he chalked out a deal with Kevin Feige, where instead of signing another deal with Marvel, he stepped down from the MCU. The sources at THR have said that Robert Downey Jr earned around $75 million, and even in movies like Spider-Man: Homecoming, where he played a smaller role, working for only three days, earned him $5 million. However, it is rumoured that we can see Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man one more time in the third sequel of Ant Man.
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Scarlett Johansson who played Black Widow since 2010 earned around $20 million for both starring in and producing the stand-alone film of her character.
Chris Hemsworth portrayed Thor Odinson since 2011. Initially, he signed a five-movie deal, but later he extended his contract and earned an estimated $15-$20 million for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame and has been a part of the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
Chris Evans also joined the franchise in 2011 where he also signed a five-movie deal that did not include cameos. Later he renegotiated his contract for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame where he earned $15-$20 million.
Robert Downey Jr’s Expected Return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In Avengers: Endgame, Tony Stark sacrificed his life to save the universe from Thanos. The fans were in tears when they saw their favourite Avenger making an exit from the franchise. Fans are speculating that they’ll get a chance to see their favourite superhero again, as the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe explores the multiverse and time travel.
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Despite Marvel Studios not confirming the fan theories, there are strong rumours of Robert Downey Jr portraying his iconic character once more in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars to save the universe from Kang.