Once again Robert Downey Jr. is the highest paid actor in the world.
But that’s not really news. He’s topped Forbes‘ list for the past two years for his work as Marvel‘s flagship superhero, after all.
The big news is just HOW MUCH the star is now commanding!
According to the mag, RDJ earned over $80 million so far in 2015. Much of that comes from his deal for a percentage of the backend of Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
He’s also reportedly getting paid $40 mil UPFRONT for reprising the role of Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War!
But he likely hasn’t even received that yet — certainly not the bulk of it, which will be a percentage of the profits on the movie that finally introduces Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So the question becomes, is RDJ getting too expensive for even Disney??
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