‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast salaries revealed
It might have been the end of the road for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, but the actor won’t feel the financial consequences, thanks to the contract he negotiated a few years ago.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 54-year-old actor, who has been the face of Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe, had managed to negotiate a “one-time financial arrangement” with studio chief Kevin Feige a few years ago. earned him huge paychecks for future films.
Sources told the outlet that Downey Jr. would have earned at least $ 75 million in salary from last year’s blockbuster “Infinity War,” which grossed more than $ 2 billion at the global box office.
It was also revealed that for making an appearance in the 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the actor was paid $ 5 million per day for just three days of filming.
All of those numbers should be complemented by Downey Jr’s paycheck for “Endgame,” which has so far earned $ 1.2 billion and is still going strong.
His fellow “Avengers” stars – Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johannson – also negotiated their respective salaries for future films.
Evans, who plays Captain America in the MCU, initially had a five-picture contract, which did not include the cameos. However, he renegotiated the deal in the $ 15-20 million range, before it appeared on “Endgame.”
Hemsworth, who originally signed for five films in 2010, renegotiated his contract to play Thor in “Infinity War” and “Endgame”. He also managed to earn between $ 15 million and $ 20 million per movie. He would be ready for the next phase of the MCU movies.
Johansson’s salary for “Endgame” is still unknown. It is, however, reported that the actor is expected to earn $ 20 million to star and produce the new independent film “Black Widow”, which is due out in 2020.
Actors Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), who are slated to star in their respective Disney + shows, also renegotiated their agreements with the studio which are estranged from cinema contracts.
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