Report: Scarlett Johansson Will Get $15M for Black Widow

Payday would equal that of male Avengers co-stars
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2018 12:05 AM CDT
This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, in the film, "Avengers: Age Of Ultron."   (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP)
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(Newser) – Scarlett Johansson, already the world's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, is going to be paid a cool $15 million for starring in the first standalone Black Widow movie, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter. It's good news for gender parity as well as Johansson's bank account: $15 million is what her Avengers co-stars Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth reportedly received for playing Captain America and Thor in the latest Avengers film as well as their own standalone movies. A Marvel spokesperson says the company "disputes the accuracy of these numbers," but it never publicly discloses salaries. Abraham Reisman at Vulture believes the pay gap is closing due to "extensive public shaming" of studios for paying women far less than their male counterparts. (Read more Scarlett Johansson stories.)

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