By Kerensa Cadenas | Women and Hollywood July 17, 2012 at 12:30PM
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 will get $20 million for "Avengers" sequel (New York Post)