Marvel must have surely always had plans for Black Widow’s solo film to release after Endgame. Scarlett Johansson has been the second most expensive actress in the MCU after the Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr., so maybe her run had been coming to an end anyway. Having to make a solo trilogy for her would have cost a lot of money, and now, according to an all-new report from THR, she is now being paid $20 Million to return as the character, Black Widow in the solo movie. She will star in this movie and also be the producer. With this $20 Million comes a huge share of the profits. These reports that had released last year had suggested that it would be $15 Million, but maybe her death might have raised the bar.
Avengers: Endgame had done a good job in closing her arc, and now the only story we have left for Marvel to tell is about her dark past, the Red in her ledger, and what happened in Budapest.
The solo film will be her last outing in the MCU because she is now permanently dead and cannot be brought back to life.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ty Simpkins, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action. Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”