The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a massive success story, with each of its films hitting the box office jackpot. From its humble beginnings, it has evolved into one of the most successful cinematic universes of our time. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the salaries of Marvel actors and how they’ve grown over the years.
Brie Larson – Captain Marvel
Brie Larson faced controversies during her Captain Marvel promotion but emerged unscathed. She portrayed one of the strongest female superheroes, although she mainly appeared in her solo movies.
- Movies: Captain Marvel
- Salary: $5 million
Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther
Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther made his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Tragically, Boseman passed away in 2020 due to stage III Colon Cancer, leaving a void in the MCU.
- Movies: Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War
- Salaries: $700,000, $2 million, $4 million
Chris Pratt – Star-Lord
Chris Pratt, known for his role in Parks and Recreation, surprised everyone as Star-Lord. His transformation and comedic talent paid off handsomely, making him a key part of the MCU.
- Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Avengers: Infinity War
- Salaries: $1.5 million, $3 million, $5 million
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man
Paul Rudd brought humor to the MCU as Ant-Man. His character may not have been in every major film, but his role was vital, especially in Avengers: Endgame.
- Movies: Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Endgame
- Salaries: $300,000, $4 million, $8 million
Tom Holland – Spider-Man
Tom Holland’s casting as Spider-Man was a recommendation from Chris Hemsworth. His character’s development from Captain America: Civil War to Spider-Man: No Way Home has been intriguing, thanks to a unique Disney and Sony deal.
- Movies: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home
- Salaries: $250,000, $500,000, $3 million, $4 million, $5 million
Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Doctor Strange was a thrilling addition to the MCU. His character’s evolution and introduction of the Multiverse have been captivating.
- Movies: Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- Salaries: $3.5 million, $5.1 million, Estimated $6.4 million
Jeremy Renner – Hawkeye
Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye made cameo appearances before finally getting his solo series. Despite not gaining the same popularity as some other Avengers, Renner’s salary remained substantial.
- Movies: The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame
- Salaries: $3 million, $6 million, $500,000, $15 million
- Series: Hawkeye – $15 million
Mark Ruffalo – Hulk
Mark Ruffalo took on the role of Hulk after Edward Norton’s departure. Fans embraced his portrayal, and he continues to play the character, even making a cameo in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
- Movies: The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame
- Salaries: $3 million, $3 million, $3 million, $15 million, $15 million
- Series: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law – $200,000 per episode
Chris Evans – Captain America
Chris Evans, known for playing Human Torch, became the iconic Captain America. His journey in the MCU ended with Avengers: Endgame, but fans speculate about a possible return.
- Movies: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame
- Salaries: $300,000, $3 million, $3 million, $15 million, $15 million, $15 million, $20 million
The salaries of Marvel actors have skyrocketed over the years, reflecting the tremendous success of the MCU. From relative newcomers to seasoned actors, each has played a significant role in bringing these iconic characters to life. As the MCU continues to expand, fans eagerly await new additions and the evolution of their favorite superheroes.