Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is set to be the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

After Johansson’s popular turn as Black Widow in The Avengers, a role she reprised from Iron Man 2, producers for The Avengers 2 are willing to shell out some serious dough for her to reprise her role.  According to The Sun’s source, producers find Johansson necessary to the sequel:

Producers think that as the only lead woman in the film male fans have found her a key ingredient — both for sex and story appeal. She is loved by critics too.

She has reportedly been offered $20 million for the sequel.  This amount tops the previous record for an actress which was Angelina Jolie’s $19 million which she earned for The Tourist.

The Avengers swept the box office this summer. It is now the third highest grossing film of all time, making $612.3 million domestically and $1.46 billion worldwide.

Scarlett Johansson is best-paid movie starlet (The Sun)

Scarlett Johansson will get $20 million for "Avengers" sequel (New York Post)