Disney is set to make Brie Larson the highest-paid superhero actress ever with ‘Captain Marvel 2’ – MCU fans wonder how good that is for the movie.
Amid MCU fans demanding Marvel to get rid of Brie Larson, and Brie fans trending praises for her as Captain Marvel, Disney has planned to make her the highest-paid superhero actress. This has led to a debate among the fans on how destructive this move can be for the movie. As always, there are heated arguments on this. Let’s look at how this decision to pay an extensive amount to Brie, for ‘Captain Marvel 2’, may turn out to be for the movie and MCU.
- Brie Larson to be the highest-paid superhero actress with ‘Captain Marvel 2’
- Is Disney paying more to ensure the failure of ‘Captain Marvel 2’?
Brie Larson to be the highest-paid superhero actress with ‘Captain Marvel 2’
Brie Larson was initially rumoured to be cast out of the ‘Captain Marvel’ sequel. However, Marvel rubbished all such talks by announcing the new release date of ‘Captain Marvel 2’ on Disney’s 2020 Investor Day.
Does Brie Larson deserve the amount of money she’s being paid for ‘Captain Marvel 2’?
A tweet followed the announcement. The tweet opened with “@BrieLarson returns as Carol Danvers in @MarvelStudios‘ ‘Captain Marvel 2’. Directed by @NiaDaCosta”. Hence, all trolls were silenced, until very recently.
According to the latest reveal from insider Daniel Richtman, Brie Larson will become the highest-paid actress in a superhero movie with ‘Captain Marvel 2’. As per the rumours, the actress will get a paycheck of at least $15 million.
Brie Larson was reportedly paid $5 million upfront for 2019’s ‘Captain Marvel’. Considering the film’s mammoth collection and other deals in the contract, she’s said to have earned a lot more. However, what Disney is set to pay Brie for the sequel is quite a raise on the previous amount.
This has started a debate on whether she deserves this much after the first ‘Captain Marvel’ movie’s reception. While ‘Captain Marvel’ grossed over a billion on the box office, it was a total failure in terms of fan-reception. The Academy Award-winning actress was also criticized for her performance which fell short of the expectations.
Is Disney paying more to ensure the failure of ‘Captain Marvel 2’?
Currently, Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow in MCU, is the highest-paid superhero actress with a paycheck of $15 million for ‘Black Widow’. Johansson was reportedly paid $15million for each of ‘Avengers’ movies as well, and that is with bonuses excluded.
Considering Johansson’s and Black Widow’s popularity, and for the time they have been a key part of MCU, it sounds like no bummer.
Even though Brie Larson and Captain Marvel are expected to lead MCU for the time being, following the exit of Captain America and Iron Man, they are simply not popular enough among MCU fans.
Larson has almost always been accompanied by controversies that have blurred her image. Even if for wrong or misunderstood reasons, it does pile up as hate against her and movies associated with her.
In the past, we have seen this, especially with the first ‘Captain Marvel’ movie, when there was immense outrage against Marvel and Disney for casting Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. And when the movie failed to meet the expectations of fans, we saw a rise in the demands of recasting Captain Marvel.
While all this does not mean that Brie Larson ranks any less than other actors in MCU, it surely raises eyebrows over how much Disney is willing to risk.
That being said, it’s not that everyone hates Brie Larson and wants her out of MCU. Brie Larson has a reputation of a kind, and, according to her fans, she deserves to be the highest-paid superhero actress for ‘Captain Marvel 2’.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think Brie Larson is being paid more than she deserves for ‘Captain Marvel 2’? Tell us in the comments below.