Everything was going great before MCU started making movies. However, when MCU came up with its first movie, it sort of reformed the superhero genre, and well, it is safe to say that MCU sure knows how to print notes! Yes, we agree it takes a lot of money to make movies that look like (almost) masterpieces. But it is also true that they happen to garner a lot of cash after release. You must’ve read Marvel actors being one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. But that’s not the case for all. You’d be shocked to see how much a few of them got paid for the roles they played, the time and energy they invested! So, here are some of the lowest-paid Marvel actors. Check it out!
1. Clark Gregg
$75,000 per episode for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Clark Gregg plays the role of Agent Phil Coulson in MCU, be it acting, voicing, movies, animated series, or video games. You’d say this sounds bad for the TV, but don’t forget, we’re talking about MCU, not some basic franchise or studio!
2. Zoe Saldana
$100,00 for Guardians of the Galaxy
Given Zoe’s contribution to the first film in the GOTG trilogy, she was only paid $100,00 for the role she did. This is seriously being underpaid. Moreover, she was paid way less than her male co-stars. Even though she has always spoken up about how there is a wide pay gap between the genders, she couldn’t get the right pay for the excellent work she did for a movie that almost made over $700,000 million!
3. Anthony Mackie
$100,000 for Avengers: Age of Ultron
The guy who now dons the suit of Captain America was once paid $100,000 for his role in an Avengers movie. You’d say he wasn’t the main character, why should he get paid more than this? Well, even though he wasn’t the main character, he started to become important to the MCU.
4. Karen Gillan
$140,000 for Guardians of the Galaxy
We think she got underpaid for her role as Nebula in GOTG. But, Karen was relieved that she got to be a part of the MCU in GOTG 2. Why would that be? That’s because she revealed, the makers slated her to die in the first installment, but rewrote the script and retained her. Well, we’re glad they changed their minds because no matter how villainous Nebula was, she always had some love left in her heart. And, wasn’t it loving to see Nebula and Gamora bond later on?
5. Tom Hiddleston
$160,000 for Thor
We all know Tom wanted to play Thor and even auditioned for it but was chosen for Loki instead. And, how happy we are, because nobody else can play this character. However, when he first appeared as Loki in 2011’s Thor, he only got $160,000 for it.