The Avengers are set to assemble once again in May for “Avengers: Infinity War” and at this point not much is known about what Marvel has planned after “Avengers 4.”
With Disney recently purchasing Fox’s film studio, there are a lot of directions that Marvel could take the MCU, but one film fans have been asking to see for a long time is a Black Widow movie starring Scarlett Johansson.
Most of the other Avengers have all managed to score their own standalone films, but Black Widow has been left out in the cold.
However, it’s been rumored that Marvel Studios plans to move ahead with a Black Widow film, and it looks like Scarlett Johansson could be getting a huge payday.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Scarlett is set to make $25 million from the Black Widow standalone, with the possibility of her getting another $6 million dollar bonus check for a total payday of $31 million. The reported payday would make Johansson the highest paid actress in Hollywood.
The report also claims that the film is expected to hit theaters in 2020.
Jac Schaeffer is set to write the script, and he’s reportedly working closely with Scarlett to develop the plot.
DC received a lot of praise last year for the release of Wonder Woman, and a source speaking to TDM claims that Disney believes a Black Widow standalone could “eclipse” the success of “Wonder Woman.”
“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.”
Fans have been demanding a Black Widow movie for years, and if “Wonder Woman” proved anything it’s that the demand for female led superhero movies is strong when the right character is front and center.
After years of hoping, it seems that the Black Widow films is much closer to becoming a reality.