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Scarlett Johansson is set to become the highest paid actress in Hollywood by raking in $25 million to star in her own Black Widow movie, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Superstar Scarlett, 33, has signed up to return as Natasha Romanoff for a one-off superhero film, expected to hit theaters in 2020.
Marvel and Disney have agreed to the $25 million deal which will make the mother-of-one Hollywood's highest paid actress for a single movie.
It is understood Scarlett's agents are also negotiating for her to get a producer's credit on the Walt Disney Pictures production.
Insiders say that should the movie - based on the comic book heroine - generate more than $900 million, the star will also get an estimated $6 million bonus check.
This means Scarlett could walk away with around $31 million, made up of wages, perks, and bonus, if the movie explodes at the box office, which given the franchise's history - is very likely.
Marvel has just hired screenwriter Jac Schaeffer to write the script for the long-awaited stand-alone movie, an insider revealed.
Schaeffer and Scarlett are understood to be 'working closely' together on the development of the plot.
The Black Widow character originated on the big screen with Scarlett in Iron Man 2 and she has since appeared in five other Avengers movies.
Fans will next see Black Widow in Avengers: Infinity War, released this summer, then the follow up film in 2019.
A well-placed film industry source told DailyMail.com: 'Scarlett will get a huge pay day for the Black Widow film, which Disney believes could eclipse Wonder Woman in terms of a female-led superhero film's revenue.
'She has been a lucky charm for the studio in all their films, and brings her A-game during each performance.
'Scarlett is adored by Disney's top brass and is a real team player. This stand-alone movie is out there for them, but they feel it can make history.
'The wages are high, but nothing she doesn't deserve given her track record as this character.'
The source added: 'Her agents have pushed through the revenue bonus payment. If it makes over $900 million at the box office then she will get another $6 million.'
The Black Widow film has Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn as potential co-stars.
The source added: 'The script is being written and the hopes are to have the stand-alone film in cinemas by summer 2020.'
Marvel, which is notoriously secretive when it comes to its stars, refused to confirm the deal.
Despite the huge payday for Scarlett, the figures are still low compared to Robert Downey Jr, who earned a starting salary of $50 million before bonuses for his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
The news comes following reports that Mark Wahlberg's co-star Michelle Williams made less than $1,000 for re-shoots on Ridley Scott's movie All The Money In The World, while Wahlberg bagged $1.5 million.
After a flurry of media attention Wahlberg announced that he will donate his wages to the Time's Up legal fund against sexual abuse and harassment, saying he supports the 'fight for fair pay' initiative.
Scarlett is one female actress who has been pushing the wage boundaries with her role as Black Widow. She is understood to be currently earning $20 million for the latest Avengers film.

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