Since The Avengers made enough money for Joss Whedon to build a 30-story tall monument of himself tea-bagging Rupert Murdoch as fireworks spell out the phrase “How my nuts taste, biatch?!” in the sky (theoretically speaking anyway …) it only makes sense to make a sequel. I mean … seriously, did you see how much money the first one made? Can you imagine doing that again? THEN WHY WOULDN’T YOU? And Scarlett Johansson is already being offered an amount of money that would make even the most jaded account shoot cartoon dollar signs out of their eyes before running through a wall, leaving behind a human-shaped hole in the drywall. Via The Huffington Post:
Scarlett Johansson’s turn as Black Widow in The Avengers was so well-received that producers are willing to throw some serious cash her way for the sequel. According to The New York Post, she has been offered a record-breaking $20 million to reprise her role in the second film. That’s a cool $1 million more than Angelina Jolie earned for The Tourist, the ill-received 2010 film that actually ended up bringing in $278 million worldwide.
Admittedly, Black Widow wasn’t necessarily my favorite part of the movie, but she was still really good, and her fight scenes were kind of awesome. Hopefully, this won’t send the budget sky rocketing to insane heights, because I REALLY WANT THAT SEQUEL.