As reported by THR, Johansson's salary "equals what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth earned for playing Captain America and Thor, respectively, in this year's Avengers: Infinity War". "The brothers, who also directed the third installment, "Avengers: Infinity War", couldn't help but punctuate the announcement by teasing fans with a unusual image that's simply captioned "#wrapped".
A Marvel spokesperson, in response to the story, said in a statement: "Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms". Chadwick Boseman is believed to have been paid about $2 million for Black Panther, but his salary is likely be substantially hiked for the sequel, the publication said. Robert Downey Jr was paid $500,000 for 2008's Iron Man, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's rumoured to be a prequel, set before the events of the first Avengers film.
"Infinity War" was Marvel's most profitable film in history, grossing over $2 billion worldwide, so the anticipation for its follow-up is incredibly high.
Whether it's legit or not, the photo of the box for an action figure set of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) is generating buzz over the new white-and-black suits the characters are wearing.
We'll have all the answers by May 3, 2019, when Avengers 4 gets its United States release. Evans' Captain America has also made many brief cameo appearances in other Marvel movies.
He confirmed last week that he has finished work as the hero, heightening speculation that his Steve Rogers will be killed off. Now, that doesn't necessarily mean we should expect to see the God of Mischief in Avengers 4, but it's interesting that after asserting Loki won't be back, Hiddleston's now dancing around the question.