THR points out that the high salaries are just a small dent in the box office grosses for these films: Each "Avengers" film has easily made more than $1 billion worldwide, and "Infinity War" crossed the $2 billion mark.
The mysterious image depicts a bright blue light that apparently has some kind of connection to something that happens in the untitled fourth Avengers film. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has not even released the name of the movie yet, which has made fans exceedingly anxious. In September, Evangeline Lilly - who stars as The Wasp/Hope Van Dyne in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - celebrated the end of filming for the upcoming feature in her Instagram post.
Their paydays dwarf in comparison to Robert Downey Jr.
However, a Marvel spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that it "disputes the accuracy of these numbers" and does not "publicly disclose salaries or deal terms" as a matter of policy.
Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland is set to direct the Black Widow movie from a script by Jac Schaeffer.
However he was then believed to be paid $50 million for the first Avengers film, while Johansson at the time was in the low-millions.
Schaeffer recently wrote the female-centric Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake Nasty Women, and Shortland is best known for dramas Lore and Berlin Syndrome.
Nonetheless, for more on Scarlett Johansson's reported $15 million salary for Marvel's standalone Black Widow movie, follow on over to The Hollywood Reporter. Since then, she has appeared in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).