Home
  • Like Us On Facebook
    • Like us on Facebook

  • +1 Us on Google
  • Follow Us On Facebook
  • Follow Us On Facebook
    • Follow us on tumblr.

  • Search
Hypable

Posted at 7:45 pm,
May 7, 2013

‘Avengers 2’ cast threaten to quit due to low sequel pay from Marvel

While Robert Downey Jr. enjoys Iron Man 3′s massive success, The Avengers 2 cast reportedly aren’t willing to work for what Marvel intends to pay them for The Avengers sequel.

Deadline is reporting that, “Marvel and therefore owner Disney are going to run into big trouble on that sequel because the upfront pay, backend compensation, break even points and box office bonuses aren’t pinned down yet for several big stars and castmates. This is a major hurdle which Walt Disney Co Chaiman/CEO Bob Iger hasn’t even mentioned to Wall Street or shareholders although he’s already been hyping Avengers 2 for more than a year now.” This may have Marvel a little worried. The last thing they need is a mass exodus from the most popular superhero team in the world.

The biggest problem right now for Marvel is that they don’t have Robert Downey Jr. locked down in a contract any longer. Deadline’s source says, ”They need him, and they don’t have him. He’s got a lot of leverage.

They don’t need Scarlett Johansson as much, although she is reprising her role as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Chris Evans has reportedly already signed on for Avengers 2 when he wrapped up his contract for Captain America 2. Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is a far bigger actor now than he was when The Avengers was signing on cast members, so he’s most likely expecting a bigger pay raise. He’s reportedly told Marvel that he won’t show up for Avengers 2 for what they’ve offered him so far. As he was paid $5 million for Snow White and the Huntsmen, he’s unwilling to take a paycut for a film that is expected to make at least $1.5 billion at the box office.

the avengers 2 full page wide iron man hulk

MARVEL’S BUSINESS MODEL: KEEP IT CHEAP

After the heavy hitters, we have Mark Ruffalo, who is arguably one of the better actors in the cast, yet will most likely be paid the lowest, along with Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. They’re all expecting $5 million or more, with a back end deal for Avengers 2, but so far Marvel isn’t biting. There’s even talk of the entire cast strong-arming Marvel into giving them equal pay.

Deadline goes on to say that Marvel’s frugality continued during awards season, when Marvel didn’t want to pay for an awards season campaign for The Avengers, and even when Disney offered to “foot the bill,” Marvel still wasn’t willing to go through with the campaign. This is just another sign that Marvel’s business model remains to be ‘keep it cheap.’

‘Avengers’ cast is ready to rumble with Marvel

The Avengers cast are, reportedly, “ready to rumble with Marvel,” before The Avengers sequel hits theaters in 2015. Deadline reports that, “Some received only $200,000 for Avengers and Downey got paid $50M. On what planet is that OK?” an insider tells them. CAA represents an overwhelming majority of the Marvel stars and is trying hard to keep the negotiations out of the public limelight and media headlines. But that may not be possible with some reps blaming the studio for ‘scorched earth’ tactics past and present. “Marvel has created so much animosity by strong-arming and bullying on sequels already. It’s counterproductive,” one source tells them. Another source says, “I’m sick of Kevin Feige telling me again and again how Marvel is ‘reinventing the movie business.’ It doesn’t work like this. They’re reinventing business, period.”

the avengers 2 full page square scarlet blackApparently, Marvel has threatend to sue or even recast the actors when their contracts are “challenged.” According to their source, many of the actors responded by saying, “Go ahead.” They’ve heard that Chris Hemsworth was one of the main actors who “wasn’t axnious” to go back into his strenuous workout routine to get back into fighting shape for Thor 2. They were also told that, “Scarlett Johanssen told castmates she’s “not going to cut her quote” for Marvel’s Avengers 2.” This is definitely starting to sound ugly, and we don’t imagine, with Marvel’s reported offer of a $500,000 increase, this is going to meet the expectations of the actors that are getting nearly $10 million or more on the open market.

Deadline spoke with Joss Whedon, asking him if he was worried about the actors leaving due to these disputes with Marvel, where he went on to say, “I feel good about Avengers because I feel everyone who took it got something to sink their teeth into. They weren’t hung out to dry. It’s not a soulless piece of work. It may be inept in some places but I meant every word. Marvel distinguished themselves by going after good actors, writers, and directors who were unexpected choices.” We imagine Whedon isn’t that worried, since he took in a reported $100 million for The Avengers, but it’s a different story for actors like Chris Hemsworth, who took in less than $1 million in his first two Marvel films.

One saving grace is that Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly acting like “an older brother.” Taking the side of the rest of the cast and saying that he’s going to stand with them, which means Marvel is going to have to deal with a serious problem if Downey decides to throw down. Fans may be unaware, but Robert Downey Jr. has pull in tinseltown again. His checks of $50-80 million demand respect from the studios and he’s no longer just “the talent.”

Joss Whedon may end up shooting a film next year with actors he’s never had on set before. We look forward to seeing how all of this pans out and if you want to learn more, make sure to head over to Deadline’s full report where they discuss this story in full detail.

Do you think Marvel will replace our greatest superheroes?

Source: Nikki Finke, Deadline

View the latest articles from: The Avengers
  • Dra

    Marvel has always been notoriously cheap. But I wouldn’t worry too much over this. It’s all PR by the actors to play it out in the press so that Marvel feels threatened to give them what they want or get a fan backlash.

  • http://blackrapture.tumblr.com/ thegoodshipdestiel

    I loathe hearing about stuff like this. Everybody’s dirty laundry flapping in the wind. I just want my Avengers sequel and I don’t want to hear about all the shenanigans between the actors and the studios or whatever. It makes me think poorly or people I don’t want to think poorly of and is just super uncomfortable in general.

  • http://www.youtube.com/mapthestars Mapthestars

    Exciting stuff! I love hearing about the business side of movies, especially when It’s all going to hell. I had a whole class on movie deals gone wrong. So much fun to hear about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.kay2 Lauren Glover

    NOOOO!!! Fix it Marvel fix it!

  • firebolt2398

    As long as all the originals are in it, Avengers 2 is going to make Marvel TONS of money, even if the movie ends up sucking (which I highly doubt will happen). Because of this, I think that Marvel can afford to pay the actors a little more. If the actors are being outrageous, that’s different, but everything I’ve been hearing seems rather fair from the actors. However, if Marvel does refuse to pay, and the actors do back out, I have a feeling that a majority of people will not go to see the sequel. A large part of the appeal is that the actors are nearly perfect in their roles. With new people we’ve never seen before, it’ll feel like an entirely different series. Basically, if the actors stay, Marvel pays a little more but is guaranteed a box office smash and a buttload of cash. If they don’t, Marvel saves some money on some less-than-perfect actors, but will lose a lot of sales in the end. At least, that’s my logic.

    • Not amused

      I agree. Losing Terrence Howard in iron man kinda made me not enjoy iron man 2 as much as I would have if he had been in it. Although I know he is a prick to deal with and was asking for higher pay than Robert Downey Jr. which is absurd.. Cast changes generally ruin films. Don Cheadle was the worst re-cast they made for the part and i feel he brings less than nothing to the movie. I would have been happy with a recast to Cuba Gooding Jr. I think he would have brought alot more to the role.
      The Hulk recast also sucked.

      Chances are if they recast any more I’m just gonna wait for it to be on HBO/Showtime.

  • popok

    I love this stuff, business and actor-company relations are always so interesting. Reminds that there is more to the acting industry and hollywood. One that involves money, contracts, loyalty, PR, lawyers and just juicy stuff. And hey lets remember that these are jobs! Yes when your Robert Downey Jr. its more about principle than a job, but hey thats the industry. Looking forward to more info.

  • Brianna Lofton

    I’m glad Robert Downey, Jr. is sticking with the cast rather than going for the check. Love that man.

    • http://twitter.com/Tygridia Tygridia

      TBH, he’s earned so much money with the last few films he’s been in, that he probably doesn’t give a heck about how much he gets paid…

      • Molly

        tbh these actors are arguing over how many MILLIONS of dollars they are getting paid. none of them SHOULD give a heck about how much they’re paid.

        • Leviathan Scourge

          At that big a pay out difference it is more about getting the respect they deserve. To be honest no one should be getting paid as much as they are in hollywood. Studio’s make too much, as do actors; visual designers make too little and work slave hours. It is a broken greedy business model.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sabrina-Marie-Sollmann/100003383210767 Sabrina Marie Sollmann

          I disagree. They should be paid for the work they do. They all deserve the millions they should get. If the studio gets 1.5 billion dollars, it can afford to give the main characters a few million instead of just a couple hundred grand.

        • http://www.theaaronloy.com/ Aaron

          Strange. You can say that off others.

          Yet, something tells me your words will change when you’re arguing about your thousands (I’m presuming) and someone who earns much less than you say that you should not be arguing about your thousands.

        • Mastro63

          No way a star of a $500 million dollar movie should be paid $1 mil. That’s just wrong. Remember – they get taxed 39% plus local taxes on that- so you are talking about $500,000 or 550,000.

          Meanwhile the producers get big paydays and mega-mansions.

          I’m not a fan of spoiled celebs- but they should get paid for their value.

  • SnatcherGirl

    Time to go to Kickstarter.

    • RabbitRabbit

      I totally disagree with this. Big companies like Marvel dont need fans to pay their actors, they need to get a backbone and pay their due diligence

      • Laura Jones

        Pretty sure they were kidding…

      • SnatcherGirl

        Yup, definitely a joke about the absurdity that Marel isn’t willing to pay their actors. Thanks Laura :)

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    re-casting would be a train wreck. marvel probably WILL pony up, cause they have too much to lose, but if they don’t show enough commitment to their actors NOW, then this’ll probably just be a 2 movie franchise. this is like x-men all over again. either they suck it up and pay out, or they start over from scratch.

  • http://twitter.com/ValeKementari Valeria Kementari

    it’s Avengers, their main staple is they change team members every couple of issues, the first big change left only Cap in the team. And even if they don’t replace the characters they can simply replace the actors, those are a dime a dozen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/iziah.williamscollier Iziah Williams-Collier

      Yes I’d happily take their jobs lol 200,000 I’m in lol

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

    lol I never pay attention to these things. Trust me, they’ll all return for The Avengers 2.

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    I had no idea RDJr got $50 million! Damnnnnnnn!

    • Liderc

      The source actually said they believe it to be 60-80million for The Avengers. But after 50mil, it’s kinda like meh.

  • Glaciusx

    $50M?!

    oh my time lord on gallifrey.

  • Harry Potter

    Okay, let’s be realistic:

    First of all, these guys are acting in a movie that mostly relies on special effects to entertain the audience. I love the Avengers and the cast is awesome as well, but come on, be real. Nobody would pay to see these guys if the special effects action sequences weren’t there. These actors getting paid at least 5 million to just stand around for the most part is and that is more than enough. Would anyone care for Hemsworth if it weren’t for Marvel? They MADE his career. Same with Evans. He’s a good actor and he’s done some nice dramas, but he’s not a true Box Office draw. Most of people don’t see 5 million dollars in an entire life time and work harder than these guys. I’m not trying to offensive to the actors and I mean no disrespect. They do a good job, but not THAT good of a job that they get paid so much.

    Just keepin it real, guys…

    • Liderc

      Hemsworth was paid 200,000 for The Avengers. Still on the studio’s side on this matter?

      • Harry Potter

        How about giving some of the money to the production designers, artists or the animators that, you know, make the magic happen. I agree the talent should get the cash. But actors are not the only talents (if you can even call them that) working on this film.

      • http://www.facebook.com/iziah.williamscollier Iziah Williams-Collier

        Because they didn’t get all that money they sunk over 300 mil into their pay and marketing. Due to the contract with paramount they took 80 mil. 50 % went to the theaters and then they got the rest which 300 million of is already gone. They only made money from merchandise. As an actor though I understand where they are coming from I’d love to make any where near 200,000 dollars but I think everyone getting about 30to 49 million is reasonable. You do have to keep in mind all those names that scroll by have to get paid too plus the uncredited extras.

      • missey

        If a movie can bring in a billions dollars for a film,than why not get a piece of the pie!! I would ask for more money!! The studios are greedy bunch!!

  • http://twitter.com/fabulousjoshie Joshua Harris

    RDJr is the reason the Marvel Phase Movie approach is so successful. If it wasn’t for the success of IRON MAN 1 we would be seeing another HULK Remake & DareDevil 2. I’m so excited that the mastermind that is Joss will be bringing the team together once more between 3 individual movies he had nothing to do with. I have faith but as I’ve learned from FireFly when Joss gets to do things his way it’s the fans that suffer because the studios are ridiculous to understand the genius that is Mr. Whedon. On a side note I hope S.H.E.I.L.D. doesn’t meet the same fate as FireFly and why hasn’t Sarah Michelle Geller been announced as a SHELD agent yet? (Above is the effect of a whole bottle of Skinny Girl Peach Margarita) Peace and Pancakes People!

  • hpboy13

    Okay, personally I have very little sympathy for the actors – they expect millions of dollars for three or four months work, and as J-Law once said, they’re not curing cancer. With that said, Marvel is just stupid to even bother trying to look tough – we know they’ll pay these guys however much the actors want, because Marvel stands to lose literally billions off this. Is paying Johnny Depp $50 million for the last Pirates movie obscene? Yes, yet Disney didn’t bat an eye, because they got those $50 million back on opening weekend, and another billion dollars later on.

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Lulu1 Lupita

    Here comes my rant o_o
    I love anything Marvel especially the avengers but this kind of talk really makes me mad especially the part where they say —> “Some received only $200,000 for Avengers and Downey got paid $50M. On what planet is that OK?” cry me a river! Most of us will never see 200,000 in our bank account. That being said I kind of hate myself because I know I will go pay to see The Avengers 2 in incredible IMAX 3D & these dudes will keep living the life.
    *Rant over*

  • http://twitter.com/aadnama Amanda Douglas

    I may have an unpopular opinion here, but whatever.

    While I’m not a huge fan of actors playing the “I’m a big actor now, so I demand more money” card, I understand where they’re coming from. The movie pulls in/will pull in 1.5 million dollars, and Chris (for example) gets paid $200,000? Forget that. I’d demand more money too.

    I’ll admit that I’m not too familiar with the Marvel business plan (or any business plan in general), but there is no need to be that cheap when it comes to dishing out money to pay the actors. They’ll make the money (and then some) back in no time.

    • http://twitter.com/themeels Amelia Brown

      (Billion).

      Not to mention that these films have thrust some relatively unknowns into a MASSIVE spotlight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JesseB.72 Jesse Barrow

    Come on marvel don’t start sucking now… You people have to know you can’t replace these actors and not expect some rioting if you think we the fans wouldn’t have our pitchforks sharpened and ready for battle if these actors come into question about being signed on for the next movies then you truly don’t understand the fan base you are dealing with…!!! :)

  • Chantal

    I feel like the entire ‘movie business’ is just out of control. Like, I totally understand they make a TON of money, and I know it’s all for our entertainment, and I get that we are the drones going to this and getting A LOT of enjoyment out of it. So I totally understand that part. The part I don’t get is YES. A movie is a business. It’s like owning a business that (In Avenger’s case) has a building phase and a HUGE income phase. Think of it like any other business just in a shorter (and in Avenger’s case) very worth it run.
    Okay. Now thinking in that case, when someone OWNS a business, they get ALL the money for it. They now have to pay their employees.
    This is where I think it has gone out of control since the beginning of movie making. People should be paid for the talent they bring to the table, experience can get them more pay/the amount of work they put in will get them more pay. How come the movie business claims to be a business but barely ever follows these rules? Actors and Actresses should be paid like employees, guys. Let’s remember this. We can’t get pissed at Marvel saying “OH they made 1.5 billion so now they can pay their employees more.” My dad owns a farm and makes a good amount of money. If he has a really good season and makes a lot more than usual, his staff is not going to get a pay raise. The staff will get a pay raise if they have been noticed to improve. Not in popularity, but in talent. Chris Hemsworth deserves a raise because he has definitely improved in talent and has gained a ton more experience. But just because their last movie was popular doesn’t mean that they should pay their employees a huge amount more. If they are bring more to this movie than their last movie, thats when they should be paid more. Get it?

  • Kari

    I understand about people who say they make enough money but it takes months of your time to film not to mention memorize and get in shape for the role. And if someone had close to the same amount of lines as me was making over 100x more I’d be pissed as well. But if the person who got 200,00 was a minor character then it’s more understandable but from my understanding, they’re basically set up to break the box office records with this movie and STILL want to skimp on simply paying actors what they deserve. $200,00 for all that time/energy/effort. Screw that. No matter what, it’s their job and they deserve fair pay. If this was a Wal-Mart or some shit people would be super pissed.

    • Samuel

      if it was wal-mart they wouldn’t be getting paid in 6 figures at all

    • http://twitter.com/CrazyWriter68 SqueakyTiki

      Not to mention as actors, I’m sure they wind up forking over a lot of money to help them stay in shape and looking good.

  • Andrew_ww

    If I had $50 million I would never need to work again. Give most of Robert Downey Jr.’s money to the rest of the cast and stop giving people more money then they should ever need in their entire lives.

  • Chris L.

    Okay, cards on the table….

    What’s happening at Marvel right now is bad, unfair, and even tragic in some cases. That said, even if every last cast member from The Avengers was replaced, no power on this earth would stop me from seeing Avengers 2. Sorry, but it’s true. And I don’t feel bad admitting it.

    • Harry Potter

      Exactly. It’s like Shia LaBeouf in Transformers. We wall pay to go see him in those movies, right?

    • http://twitter.com/CrazyWriter68 SqueakyTiki

      I wouldn’t go. The actors are part of what made the Avengers movie so incredibly awesome. Without them … meh.

      • Chris L.

        I hear ya. But I’m more attached to the characters than the actors. I gotta give those guys props for bringing those characters to life, and they deserve it, but I don’t think they’re the only actors in the world that can manage it.

  • http://twitter.com/LiamFloyd Liam Floyd

    I don’t care who it is. Rich people complaining about not being rich enough is annoying no matter what.

  • PabloRuiz7

    “Low pay”

  • Shoeless Joe Jackson

    I will continue praying for movies and actors to create quality work and not care about the money like it used to be. unfortunately that will probably happen when we are all dead. thankfully there we still have a hand few of directors, actors, etc that do it because they love what they do and not for the money.

  • ErinAdrienne

    Wow. Because hey really need to be paid that much. What happened to people acting because they loved it?

    • Liderc

      They don’t have jobs anymore lol. People act for a living, to pay bills. If a movie you’re starring in makes a studio 500 million dollars, do you think 200k is enough money to be paid for being the star of the film? We all agree actors make too much money, but if they don’t get it, the studio execs do, and they sure as hell don’t need more money.

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    I’m really shocked that Chris Hemsworth was paid less than a million for both Marvel films. How much did he get paid for Thor 2? Clearly he went back for that.

  • nova

    Let’s not forget that actor’s are basically companies and they have a responsibility to the people that they employ. It’s not like that huge check got dumped into Downey’s personal account. An agent gets a chunk, a PR person gets a chunk, etc. etc. The more money he makes the more money he has to divvy up. Now in no way I’m I saying that I think anyone deserves to make that much money for one job, but it’s probably a little hard to go to the people you help support and tell them “You were going to get this huge check that could send probably send all your kids to college, but now you’re not because I have principles.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ea-Solinas/100003581383628 E.a. Solinas

      Don’t forget taxes too. Yes, it’s a ridiculous amount of time, but between the people he has to pay and the government devouring half of it (which it will waste on paper clips in some bureaucrats office), he isn’t making as much as it sounds like.

    • http://twitter.com/themeels Amelia Brown

      Exactly. And the bigger the name, the more people in their employ. Security, agents, managers, PAs…they all require annual salaries that are dependent upon the actors getting paid what they need to, especially when the actors are so big they are probably one of their only clients.

  • http://twitter.com/acjub CK

    These actors should see my monthly paycheck..

  • Darcie

    I understand that the cast are annoyed at the fact that they’re not paid equally but I think demanding more money for it is ridiculous. They’re all extremely talented actors, so I doubt they will have a lot of trouble finding more work. I doubt Marvel will end up replacing the cast, if they do I think a lot people won’t go to see the film, and Marvel must know they will loose a lot of money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534802836 Kaley Eidson

    I’m siding with the actors here. Good for RDJ for sticking by his castmates. Marvel has always been notoriously stingy and this is no exception. Supposedly this is why Rhodey was recast after the first movie.

    The Avengers made $1.5 bill, they deserve a pay raise. Especially now that Marvel is owned by the big Mouse. Especially now that relative unknowns, aka Hemsworth, have had box office success outside of the MCU. I’m not saying he should be payed as much as RDJ who has the biggest box office numbers and is the face of the franchise but he deserves more than what he was making. Look at Jennifer Lawrence, she went from making $500,000 in The Hungers games to $10 mil. for Catching Fire. All because she proved she could handle a movie franchise and could make money.

    If I’m not mistaken the screen time for each avenger from first to last was: Evans (by a slim margin), Downey, Johansson, Ruffalo, Hemsworth, and then Renner.Give the big three the most money ,but also give the others a significant pay raise. Then give the newcomers (supposedly the Maximoffs, Carol Danvers ((hopefully as Captain Marvel,not Ms,Marvel)), and Hank Prym among others)for the sequel, what the others were making if not a little bit more Then in phase 3 they can prove or not prove themselves as money makers, and their pay can go up from there.

    Just my two cents. Marvel don’t be stingy especially when you can get money from Disney who has more money than probably some medium sized countries.

  • Tomas

    Jeezes, perfect example of arrogant stars

  • zara

    wow! I thought chris hemsworth got paid more than 200,000 for avengers and thor.

  • Winkyxx

    Heaven forbid that they don’t get $5 MILLION dollars.
    They are great actors but are a little bit full of themselves in my opinion.
    It’ll all settle out and the Avengers cast will come back.

  • brothers charles

    and yet some of us have to spend our own money just to more accurately pretend to be one of The Avengers. Sad times.

  • http://twitter.com/themeels Amelia Brown

    Just a thought for everyone discussing the actors frustrated over their paychecks: keep in mind, these are some of the highest profile actors in the world right now. While RDJ’s $50-80M paycheck is absurd, some of the other actors, the younger ones especially, looking for a raise I don’t think is uncalled for. Their public and private lives are not just the center, the EPICENTER of the public’s eye. They know their every move is scrutinized on sites like this, on Twitter/Tumblr/freakin everywhere. If they’re using that money to help create a little more privacy for themselves (and in all likelihood: are), why not? They’re not the public’s playthings. They’re people who just need a lot more money to get what the rest of us have without trying.

  • dragonmom

    If you’ve never worked a movie, talent, above the line or below the line, this kind of maneuvering doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you have, you begin to realize that that paycheck, as many pointed out, supports more than a single person. As to the actors spending most of their time standing around … nyah. I gained more respect for even bad actors on the couple of shoots I was on. Most scenes are not a single shot. Most of them are shot multiple times from multiple angles which means the actor doesn’t say lines once and done, they hit the mark, deliver the line with emotion and do it again and again. What we see on screen is an illusion created by the actors and editor and directors. Try telling an emotionally perfect lie repeatedly, exactly the same each time. Acting is hard work. The people who are making this franchise a rich and rewarding one should get paid handsomely for what they do. (OK, even I blink when numbers are double digit millions. :laughter:)

  • Kenneth Baker

    Give me 5 million and I’ll gladly take a spot HELL give me just a million and that would suffice. I mean seriously? They don’t want to take part just because they aren’t given a couple extra million dollars while we have people that make hardly 5 figures in a year? Get over yourselves…Your giving “The Avengers” a bad name I’d rather have someone that’s willing to play the part no matter the cost thrown to them than some greedy selfish

    imbeciles.

  • Teresa Mistele

    If they replace RDJ, Chris Hemsworth, or any other actors i will not waste my time or money seeing any of the sequels

  • carlos negroni

    Who is the actor that is possible Hulk character ?

  • M_96

    Some people seem to forget that the actors aren’t the only costs in the proces of making a movie. Especially in a big movie like this, there are sooo many people working on it. And then you have the equipment, the special effects, renting locations, promoting the movie and so much more things that cost a shitload of money. But when you see a movie you see the actors. And yes, the actos take a big risk when they make a movie, because if it will suck, everyone will mostly remember the actors for acting in a shitty movie. But still, why should they argue about the millions they’ll earn? A lot of other people will be working hard on this movie as well, and they are a big part of the quality of the movie. But they will earn so much less. You don’t have an Avengers movie if you just have the cast.I do agree that they should receive a similar paycheck, (RDJ’s paycheck is just crazy) but they don’t have to demand millions. I just think it’s stupid.