Sneaky Things Marvel Did So Avengers Endgame Made More Sense

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By all appearances, the short clip was filmed surreptitiously with a smart phone during the making of Endgame, which just blew away every significant box office record with Hollywood's first billion-dollar opening weekend.

It's fair to say few actors do badly from playing superheroes in blockbuster films (aside, perhaps, from Ben Affleck in Daredevil), but life has rather imitated art for Robert Downey Jr, who plays billionaire playboy Tony Stark in the Marvel films.

This includes Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man. Co-director Anthony Russo recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about how he and his brother, Joe Russo, broached the subject with Downey. A backend deal means an actor gets a percentage of box office grosses.

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And for just three days of work in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was released in 2017, the actor received $5 million.

Other MCU stars who stand to make huge paydays are Scarlett Johansson in her standalone "Black Widow" movie. The film directed by Joe and Anthony Russo was made on a budget of $500 million and it is now ruling the box office worldwide. The latest one, Avengers: Endgame, has already made more than $1.3 billion after less than a week in theatres.

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Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America) reportedly renegotiated their salaries for "Infinity War" and "Endgame" and are both making between $15 to $20 million per movie.

There's also discussion about Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) returning in sequels to their original movies, and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3", which is set to start filming in 2020.

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