Marvel’s solo “Black Widow” movie may be long overdue, but that wait looks like it could result in a rich reward for actress Scarlett Johansson with Britain’s The Daily Mail saying her paycheck for the film will make her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
The report indicates that Johansson is looking at a $25 million payday for the Black Widow movie, and could possibly get another $6 million in bonuses. That means her pay for the one film will stand at $31 million. Their source says:
“Scarlett will get a huge pay day for the Black Widow film, which Disney believes could eclipse Wonder Woman in terms of a female-led superhero film’s revenue. She has been a lucky charm for the studio in all their films, and brings her A-game during each performance. Scarlett is adored by Disney’s top brass and is a real team player.
This stand-alone movie is out there for them, but they feel it can make history. The wages are high, but nothing she doesn’t deserve given her track record as this character…Her agents have pushed through the revenue bonus payment. If it makes over $900 million at the box office then she will get another $6 million. The script is being written and the hopes are to have the stand-alone film in cinemas by summer 2020.”
Jac Schaeffer was recently hired to write the screenplay for the “Black Widow” movie with Johansson said to be working closely with her on it. Johansson in the past has said the film would have to be “totally different” than any of the other standalone films and have its own specific flavour.
The earliest a “Black Widow” film could be in cinemas is late 2020.