Marvel/Disney Tackle Gender Wage Gap: Scarlett Johansson Lands $15 Million Payday for 'Black Widow' Movie, Same Salary as Captain America's Chris Evans and Thor's Chris Hemsworth

For years I have been clamoring for a "Black Widow movie." The cinematic potential of the character, as portrayed by Scarlett Johannsen in the 'Avengers' flicks, is endless. After all, what could be more cinematic than a spy movie?

Marvel Studios is finally going to be making a stand-alone “Black Widow” movie with Johansson and directed by Cate Shortland. This has us all very excited and today's news was just icing on the cake as its been reported that Johannson will be making just as much as her counterparts in the MCU.

As per THR "Scarlett Johansson, who has appeared in six movies as Black Widow, is finally landing a $15 million payday for an upcoming stand-alone film centered on the Marvel superheroine"
"That salary is what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth each earned for playing Captain America and Thor, respectively, in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Evans and Hemsworth also nabbed that same $15 million payday for Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively, as well as the upcoming fourth Avengers film"
Ever since the Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff, was introduced to us in 2012’s “The Avengers,” fans have been BEGGING for a solo adventure. Her spotlight is way overdue. I’m sure Marvel has kept a close eye on “Wonder Woman” and the success it’s had at the box-office. With Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie on the way, in the form of “Captain Marvel,” a “Black Widow” film is a no-brainer decision and we really hope it comes to fruition sooner rather than later.
There is no release date for the film, as of now, however, look for shooting to begin sometime early next year.