Originally Posted by ClarkLuther55
The contract lengths seem really inconsistent and weird.
According to the article, Scarlett got locked up for 8 movie appearances. Samuel L. Jackson's famous deal was for 9 appearances. Even Cobie Smulders said that she got locked up for 8 movies herself.
Yet Hemsworth is currently unsigned, and Evans only signed for Avengers 2 when he agreed to Winter Soldier?
Then again, Hemsworth and Evans were probably smart not to sign longer deals for that little money, giving them more leverage to demand more later on.
Contracts and sequel options are only as good as the paper they're written on -- just ask Terrence Howard and Rupert Wyatt. Like when The Hunger Games
became a worldwide smash hit, Jennifer Lawrence and the principal cast's contracts included three sequels. When negotiations started for Catching Fire
started, Lawrence and co were able to renegotiate a higher payday for the sequel ($10M upfront vs. the $1M she got on the first film).
That's what the supporting Avengers
actors are doing... renegotiating their contracts for better paydays. If the two can't agree on terms, the actors can walk or Marvel can terminate their contracts.
With RDJ backing his co-stars, Marvel will cave.