So, some of us have probably thought about what Scarlett Johansson might do for $20 million. Now we know: appear in The Avengers 2.
According to The New York Post, the indie darling-turned action star is reportedly asking for a $20 million sum to reprise her role as Black Widow in The Avengers sequel. The amount would break a $19 million record for an actress set by Angelina Jolie for The Tourist.
If Marvel wants to avoid having to use The Avengers action figure for Black Widow's scenes, then they'll have to pay up. But with The Avengers having taken the box office by storm earlier this summer, that shouldn't be a problem.
Johansson's Avengers cohorts are busy at work on their own films, with Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, and Thor 2 all making appearances at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. With one part of the large team of Earth's Mightiest Heroes bringing home $20 million, one can only wonder what the acting budget will be on the new film.
Here's a picture of ScarJo during the negotiation process: