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Marvel-Mania: Joss Whedon Torn About Whether To Do 'Avengers' Sequel; Robert Downey Jr. Got Paid More Than Rest Of Cast Combined

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 17, 2012 3:30 PM
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Another day, another dollop of Marvel related news. Super hero movies like "The Avengers" are a team effort, only they're not so much when it comes to the payscale. Awkward for all involved? The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that the motormouthed and scene-stealing Robert Downey Jr. (who reportedly has a lot of say when it comes to these movies; see the director having to re-convince him of some strong ideas) will get paid a cool $50 million for his involvment in Joss Whedon directed film thanks to bonuses and backend deals (and that figure may even rise as the box-office for the superhero film continues to soar). The bad news for the rest of the team that helped out in this group effort? Apparently even combined the rest of the cast didn't make that much money. The next time they all do press together and RDJ inevitably tries to steal the spotlight, that's going to smart.

Mark Ruffalo Talks 'The Avengers'; Wouldn't Have Taken It Without 'The Kids Are All Right'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 18, 2010 2:59 AM
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Awards season is firmly underway now, and the calendar of dinners, drinks and screenings held by studios to pimp their hopeful nominees is already filling up. But if you're not an Academy voter, what does this mean for you? Surely it's just a bunch of actors talking about lame things like motivation and craft, right? No talk of superhero movies of any kind, presumably...

Tim Blake Nelson Still Signed On For More 'Hulk' Films & Would Love To Return As The Leader

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 27, 2010 4:11 AM
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Actor Says He's Game If Marvel Will Have Him; If More 'Hulk' Films Are Made With Mark RuffaloWe recently had a chat with writer/director/actor/cool dude Tim Blake Nelson on the occasion of his latest, "Leaves of Grass," hitting DVD (full interview coming soon). One of the questions we were most curious to ask revolved around the ongoing Marvel universe, and if we'd see him there again after appearing in Louis Leterrier's "The Incredible Hulk" as scientist Samuel Sterns, last seen beginning a curious mutation into a character comic fans know as the Leader.

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