It looks like Scarlett Johansson is finally getting paid just as much as the male Marvel Cinematic Universe lead stars. A new report suggests the Avengers: Infinity War actress will be getting a whopping $15 million for the Black Widow standalone film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson will be receiving the huge paycheck for the highly anticipated MCU flick. It's the same amount that Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth took for Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively.
The amount is certainly a huge one considering this will be Johansson's first solo MCU film. In retrospect, Robert Downey Jr. only took home $500,000 for the first Iron Man movie while Chadwick Boseman got $2 million for Black Panther.
The deal might be a good sign for women in the MCU. Brie Larson will reportedly earn $5 million for Captain Marvel. However, the Room star is also expected to appear in six more movies after Carol Danvers' first solo outing.
Johansson's reported paycheck might seem like too much but it makes sense considering that Marvel Studios has been raking in the big bucks in the past 10 years. Needless to say, it also means that the studio trusts Johansson's star power will result in major box office success.
Interestingly, the studio offered an interesting statement about the report.
"Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms," the studio declared.
Black Widow will be helmed by Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland while the script will be written by Jac Schaeffer (TiMER). Kevin Feige will produce the upcoming MCU flick although it has not yet been given an official production or release date.
Johansson will return as Natasha Romanoff in Avengers 4, which is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019.