Earlier this morning, we reported on the news that the amazing Scarlett Johansson would be locking down a $15 million paycheck for the standalone Black Widow movie. However, buried in that report, we also got a couple key details regarding Marvel Studios other big female lead, Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson.
The report stated that Larson would be paid a hefty $5 million for her first film in the MCU, Captain Marvel, which is quite a paycheck, given that first-time contemporary Chadwick Boseman had a much smaller payday of $2 million for Black Panther. As expected, this hefty payday came with some strings attached — seven of them. According to the outlet, in order to get that generous paycheck, she needed to sign a seven-picture deal in the MCU.
That’s right, if all goes according to play, Captain Marvel could show up in upwards of seven movies which, while impressive, is kind of par for the course these days. Between Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, she’s already using up two of those appearances. Plus, if she truly is set to be new face of the MCU going forward, she’d better be showing up at least five more times, right (though in all fairness, in the past, single-scene cameos have been negotiated outside of these types of contracts, so this likely could not apply to quick cameos)?
All this being said, you can’t call this a guarantee. More often than not, these contracts are in place to give the studio freedom to use the character when needed and aren’t necessarily indicative of any plan they have in place. So it’s very possible for her to pop up just a couple more times before being phased out if the character doesn’t work for audiences.
But what do you think? Are you excited we’ll be seeing a lot more Captain Marvel? Let us know down below!
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