Scarlett Johansson is finally getting her own Black Widow film, and now it has been revealed that the actress is getting $15 million for it.
Yes, Johansson will be getting $15 million for her upcoming solo Black Widow film. This places her at the same pay level Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans in Infinity War. The actress has reprised the role of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow for six MCU films.
While this report came by The Hollywood Reporter, it was also confirmed by numerous sources. A Marvel spokesperson told THR, “Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms.”
This step should have come sooner, given that Johansson co-headlined in Winter Soldier and yet didn’t get the same as Chris Evans. Typically, Marvel doesn’t go beyond $5 million to actors on their first solo adventures, making this decision really important for the MCU.
Talking about Black Widow, Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo were extremely excited for the solo film starring Johansson.
“Yeah, we’re very happy for that. I mean it’s such a rich and interesting character,” Joe Russo said. “There’s so much to explore with a character whose history was as a villain, and you know, Scarlett does such a good job of playing that character and people are so used to that character that you forget the character’s history, and so there’s a lot of compelling stories to tell about someone who has a dark past,” the duo said while appearing on The Happy Sad Confused Podcast.
The film will be directed by Cate Shortland and written by Jac Schaeffer. No release date has been revealed yet.