Scarlett Johansson getting same salary as male Marvel leading stars

As she continues to wow audiences in her latest turn as Black Widow following an emotional Avengers: Endgame, Scarlett Johansson has revealed she’s making the same money as her male cohorts.

Um, yes queen – let’s hear it for the women!

The Black Widow phase four spinoff is currently in the works, with Scarlett back in the driver’s seat.

Going one step further in this jaunt, the actress is also executive producing – her first foray into the Marvel producing world after making eight movies for the MCU.

And she knows her worth.

Scarlett, 34, revealed she has parity with her male counterparts, including Chris Evans, 38, and Chris Hemsworth, 36.

She will earn a reported $15 million (£12million) for Black Widow, which is allegedly similar to Evans’ Captain America and Hemsworth’s rates for Thor.

Scarlett said of the money moves: ‘Money is a taboo topic of conversation.

‘But I will say that, yes, I’m on an equal playing field with my male cohorts.’

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about debuting Black Widow’s next turn in the summer holding slot usually saved for male-fronted films, she knows her movie has its place.

‘The movie packs a big punch,’ she said this week.

‘If that slot is reserved for movies that pack a big punch, then we’re in a good, good space.’

Back in October last year it was claimed Scarlett’s impressive salary for the standalone Black Widow film trumped Robert Downey Jr’s for his first outing at Iron Man in 2008.

Back then it was reported he took home $500,000 (£409,000) for his turn as Tony Stark.

Of course in 2008, Marvel hadn’t released any movies at all – Iron Man was the first – and the Avengers series wasn’t even a thing. Today, MCU is a billion-dollar business but when RDJ, 54, launched the comic book movie empire, they had no idea what it would become.

For Endgame, Robert reportedly stood to take home ‘at least $75million’ (£61million).

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