Already a lot of brinkmanship played out for Captain America 2 and Thor 2. Calling it the “weirdest experience”, one rep still can’;t believe Marvel offered “only a $500,000 raise and then would pay another $500,000 when the movie hits $500M.
So Evans and Hemsworth have the potential of making a whole $1 million off of their blockbuster sequels, before taxes.
Downey's not even going to be in these movies, which will be carried on the backs of Evans and Hemsworth. So they're the big undisputed stars of their own solo movies, and they might make a whopping 0.2% of the box office?
This kind of pay just isn't competitive at all compared to what any other studio could give them.