Scarlett Johansson Gets Possible $15 Million for Black Widow Solo Movie

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the long-proposed Black Widow solo film featuring the spy-turned Avenger, Natasha Romanov. It turns out, things have been steadily moving forward to the female-fronted feature seeing the light of day, and a hefty payday for star Scarlett Johansson is the latest news to hit.

Scarlett Johansson Gets Possible $15 Million for Black Widow Solo Movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johansson will be netting around $15 million for the stand alone female hero film. That number is important, as it will put Johansson in the same paygrade as Avengers: Infinity War co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans for their Thor and Captain America roles, respectively.

Sure, maybe it doesn't seem like such a big deal on the outside of a franchise that routinely breaks world-wide box office records constantly, but considering it's taken 20 films within the 10 years of Marvel Studios to get a female hero in the title of a movie, let alone her own film (which will be #21, with Captain Marvel next year).

THR does go on to say that a spokesperson for Disney and Marvel studios issued a statement to the outlet, saying "Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms."

Cate Shortland will be directing the Black Widow film, which will reportedly the storyline would follow Natasha Romanoff before the events of the first Avengers movie, with Johansson [obviously] set to reprise her role.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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