As “Deadpool” crosses the half a billion dollar mark at the global box office in less than two weeks, it looks like some of the film’s financial success is about to surge back over its star Ryan Reynolds.
THR reports that Reynolds was paid $2 million upfront and is said to be the only actor in the film eligible for box-office bonuses and backend compensation – things that will see his payday increase to at least $10 million and possibly much more the closer it gets to $1 billion.
The trade also says his agents already are preparing for a big renegotiation that will significantly up his compensation for future installments.
At the same time director Tim Miller doesn’t yet have a deal to return. The helmer made just $250,000 up front for directing the first film, but also stands to benefit from box-office bonuses. There’s also said to be ‘goodwill’ bonuses in the works for the film’s key players – refreshingly including the film’s writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.