Because being a superhero can make a lot of money, here are the 7 highest salaries of star actors in the Marvel universe.
7 highest paid actors in MCU
The Marvel cinematic universe has released a large number of films and series, becoming one of the most popular studios in cinema. But what would be our favorite superheroes if they were not interpreted by famous actors, embodying the characters represented by Stan Lee? Of course, not so much, considering the incredible success that comes from the production of Marvel, at least almost everyone. But this success comes at a price, such as the need to follow really strange rules or … get big salaries.
7. Paul Rudd – $ 8 million
This was one of the most unexpected entries in the MCU. Paul Rudd, who revealed himself to the general public thanks to his interpretation of the role in the series Friends (Mike, Phoebe’s husband), then c Anchor, is a regular at comedies. In fact, few people considered Paul Rudd this superhero role, and it certainly makes him as charming as Scott Lang, the pseudonym of Ant Man.
Due to its fame and its appearance in Captain America: Civil WarThe Ant Man became a member of the Avengers team, and Paul Rudd received $ 8 million for his role in Avengers: The Final, according to Forbes.
6. Jeremy Renner – $ 15 million
Marvel has long neglected the Falcon’s eye. And indeed, among the 6 heroes, he is the only one who did not win his solo film. Even if Clint Barton managed to create his own series on Disney +, he is not the most popular of the archers!
However, it seems that Jeremy Renner has agreed well on his salary, according to Forbes, Avengers: Final earned the actor an impressive $ 15 million.
5. Mark Ruffalo – $ 15 million
All indications were that the Hulk character was cursed in the movie. Despite the constant change of actors (only 5) and the first solo film with mixed results, Mark Ruffalo has established himself as a benchmark in the image of Bruce Benner.
Due to the defining role of the green giant Avengers: Final, the actor would take in his pocket the amount of $ 15 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But the adventures of Bruno Benner are not over, as he must return to the new series “The Hulk Woman”, which airs on Disney +.
4. Chris Evans – $ 15 million
Originally as a human torch in Fantastic Four (2005), Chris Evans first wore a Steve Rogers costume in 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger.Funny and charismatic, he became one of the central characters of Marvel, so it is not surprising that he appeared in this ranking.
For his last appearance in Avengers: FinalForbes notes that saying goodbye to Chris Evans as Captain America would bring him $ 15 million.
3. Chris Hemsworth – $ 20 million
Chris Hemsworth was largely unknown before joining the MCU, but as Thor, he became one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes. The former King of Asgard, who also impresses with his physical transformations, has offered himself a place of choice at Disney, as he is the first actor to win 4 solo posters of the film.
According to Variety, the actor is ready to receive $ 20 million for Thor: Love and Thunder, Part 4, which depicts the god of thunder, will be released on July 13, 2022.
2. Scarlett Johansson – $ 20 million
Scarlett Johansson is one of the longest-serving actresses at MCU, and it’s no coincidence that she joined the Marvel family in Iron Man 2 (2010). With at least 9 appearances in the MCU, we will still have to wait until 2021 for Natasha Romanova to star in her first solo film, Black widow.
But the promotion of the film did not go as planned, due to the Disney pandemic decided to broadcast the Black Widow to Disney + at the same time as its rental. The shortage forced the actress to go to court. The two sides were finally able to reach an agreement, and the American Jaggernaut was introduced publicly pouring out $ 20 million in addition to the actress.
1. Robert Downey Jr. – $ 75 million
Without it, Marvel would not have the same taste. Robert Downey Jr. not only started MCU from the first part. of the Iron Man, but he is also one of the most popular actors in the license, with at least 10 films made in the skin of Tony Stark. From his first appearance in 2008 until his death in 2019, The Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., is unmistakable inseparable the Marvel universe.
Due to this unique status, Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor in the MCU to this day. According to Forbes, for his latest film Avengers: Finalthe actor would receive $ 20 million in advance, as well as a percentage of the total rental $ 75 million.