Even Broken Wings Can Fly Away: Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson May NOT Return for "The Avengers 2" -
Posted: May 8th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
We just reported that Robert Downey Jr is in talks with Marvel to return for “The Avengers 2” and “The Avengers 3.” But the actor isn’t even discussing “Iron Man 4,” and we may now know why.
Downey earned somewhere between $50 million and $80 million on “The Avengers,” and has already earned over $35 million for his work on “Iron Man 3,” but his “The Avengers” co-stars aren’t making anything close to that. In fact, most of the actors are being paid around $200,000, far less than they would earn on any other movie.
Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth received only a $500,000 pay increase for returning for the “Captain America” and “Thor” sequels. And unlike Downey, the actors will earn only $500,000 more if their movies break the $500 million mark at the box office.
Despite having a contract, Hemsworth considered backing out of “Thor 2,” because he earned $5 million working on “Snow White and the Huntsman” and Marvel isn’t offering anywhere near that, despite the fact that “Thor” and “The Avengers” are massive franchises. Scarlett Johansson is also fed up and isn’t willing to take a pay-cut to return for “The Avengers 2.”
Marvel is known for low salaries and replacing any actor who doesn’t accept the company’s way of doing business. In fact, the studio has already threatened to replace Hemsworth. But Marvel doesn’t want to replace Downey at this point and it seems that the actor is using that leverage to fight for his co-stars by threatening not to return for “Iron Man4” and possibly any other Marvel film unless they all get appropriate pay raises.
I like Johansson and Evans, but honestly their characters can easily be replaced by another actor. Hemsworth though, I guess I have a bit of a man crush, that guy is Thor like how Downy is Stark. On one hand I understand they can make more doing another movie, but if you love the people you work with, the character, and the director it should be a no brainer.
I bet that shop got a lot of people to stop.
(Source: greyusurper, via thegeek531)
I think I would go with option one, with option four being a close second.
Option 1: Because being a power wizard/warrior that could hop through different worlds learning new martial arts, cultures, and languages would just be so amazing. I understand there are some big time baddies in the “Magic Multiverse”, but at the same time there are tons of planeswalkers that know how to hide (because they seem to keep popping up in the new sets).
Option 4: Universal Healthcare, and you GET TO BE A POKEMON TRAINER! That pretty much explains itself.
So it really is a toss up for me. I would love, love to just absorb knowledge and explore new worlds as a super powerful wizard, but I could have a torterra.
“Beware of Artists” - Actual poster issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1950s, at height of the red scare.
My absolute favorite poster as of now.