» Think this has anything to do with rumors that Johansson will be starring in a Black Widow spin-off and/or S.H.I.E.L.D. movie? Or the massive payday that Robert Downey Jr. saw as a result of the first ‘Avengers’ flick? Then again, maybe Disney and Marvel realize that — after you release the third-highest grossing film of all time — you’re going to have to pay your all-star cast a bit more money to get them all back for the sequel.
» Marvel signed the deal after the box-office success of Iron Man (2008), agreeing to pay Robert Downey Jr. a percentage of profits from all future movies in which the actor appears as Tony Stark/Iron Man. That’s significantly more than anyone else: Fellow stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson are each expected to make $2-$6 million from their wages and profit-sharing deals.
no but seriously, it’s cool that you did this with the number crunching and all, but it kind of distracts from the point entirely that this is a superhero movie yeah okNutty’s Castle of Nintendo-brand Donuts: Disaster expert: Repairing NYC after “The Avengers” would cost billions