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ScarJo Lands Massive Fee for Avengers Sequel

Scarlett Johansson banks $20M for superhero flick
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2012 4:59 PM CDT
ScarJo's Fee for Avengers Sequel Tops All-Time Record
In this April 11, 2012 file photo, actress Scarlett Johansson arrives at the premiere of "The Avengers" in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The film will be released in theaters on May 4.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

(Newser) – Scarlett Johansson's sexy curves and, uh, epic acting skills are worth no less than $20 million, the New York Post reports. Producers of an Avengers sequel are prepared to sign the eye-popping paycheck so she'll reprise her role as Black Widow when filming starts next year. “Scarlett is the hottest star in Hollywood and her inclusion in the sequel is a must," a source tells the Sun. "Producers think that as the only lead woman in the film male fans have found her a key ingredient." Johansson's fee takes second only to Julia Roberts' $25 million for Mona Lisa Smile, a payment reported by Forbes. (Read more Scarlett Johansson stories.)

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