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Scarlett Johansson recently topped Forbes‘ highest-paid actresses list for 2018, but women have still yet to receive the major paydays on a consistent basis in comparison to the men of Hollywood. While many continue to protest for equal compensation, Johansson is reportedly receiving $15 million for Marvel’s new standalone Black Widow movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The publication goes on to point out that the salary is what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth each raked in for their portrayals as Captain America and Thor in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War, as well as Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, in addition to the upcoming fourth Avengers film.

Johansson appeared in her first Avengers movie back in 2012, earning a low seven-figure salary, compared to Robert Downey Jr.’s whopping $50 million payday. It’s worthy of note, however, that Downey made $500,000 for his first Iron Man film. Chadwick Boseman, on the other hand, reportedly agreed to a $2 million deal to star in Black Panther, while he is expected to be paid much more for the impending sequel.

In putting all of this into perspective, Infinity War had a budget of more than $100 million, while each Avengers movie brings in well over $1 billion worldwide. Infinity War, for example, grossed an eye-opening $2 billion.

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.

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