Scarlett Johansson who plays Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now the Highest Paid Female Actress in Hollywood!
According to a latest report by Forbes, Scarlett Johannson is the highest paid female actress in Hollywood for the past year. She reportedly dethroned Emma Stone for the number one spot as she managed to earn around $40.5 million in the past one year. The list also includes Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence and Gal Gadot.
Obviously, a huge credit goes to her role of Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4. Although the actress didn’t get much time onscreen in Infinity War, things might just change for her in the upcoming Avengers 4. Here’s what Infinity War Screenwriter Christopher Markus revealed about her role in the upcoming film:
“Some of the people, when you weigh up who you are seeing, seem to take a little bit of a back seat in this one. When we did crack them, what we realized was they had far more potential in the movie coming next year, just in terms of how their character would be tested by the story. I’m not telling you what the story is. I will say there is less Steve Rogers and Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) than you might expect in this movie [Infinity War].”
“Because they are such hard-bitten people, when a threat comes, they stand there and they take the threat. They don’t crack. They don’t whimper. They don’t start talking about all their failed opportunities. So, there isn’t that much to explore, especially when you don’t have a lot of time. But there’s a lot later,” he continued.
With a solo Black Widow film already rumoured under development at Marvel, we can be sure of seeing more of her antics onscreen in the days to follow. The solo film will be directed by Cate Shortland and will be a prequel set before the events of The Avengers (2012). We don’t know much about the plot yet but Johannson did seem to have some ideas in mind.
“It’s such a loaded question,” Johansson said during a recent interview. “Yes, I would want to in the right context and for the film to fit where I’m at, where I am in my life. I mean I’ve played this character for a long time. It’s been probably like 8 years or more, and so much has happened in my life, my life as a performer and happened in my life personally.”
“I love playing this character.” Johansson continued. “And I think there is definitely an opportunity to explore the Widow as a woman who has kind of come into her own and is making independent and active choices for herself probably for once in her life. You know she hasn’t always had that possibility so if it fit that criteria then yes I would want to do it.”
Avengers: Infinity War is now available on digital platforms, DVD, and Blu-ray. Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters now. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019; the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019; and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5, 2019.