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Avengers cast demand sequel pay rise

Avengers cast demand sequel pay rise

May 8 2013, 10:14am CDT | by

Marvel is reportedly in tense negotiations with the cast of 'The Avengers 2'. The Disney-owned movie studio has yet to secure key actors including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris...

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Avengers cast demand sequel pay rise

May 8 2013, 10:14am CDT | by

Marvel is reportedly in tense negotiations with the cast of 'The Avengers 2'.

The Disney-owned movie studio has yet to secure key actors including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth for the sequel to last year's smash hit superhero blockbuster - which grossed $1.5 billion worldwide - as they are hoping to land big money deals, reports Deadline.

'Iron Man 3' star Downey recently confirmed he was paid $50 million, consisting of an upfront payment and a percentage of the film's box office profits, for 'The Avengers' and is now reportedly spearheading efforts for his cast mates to negotiate better deals for the follow-up film after some of them received just $200,000 for the first flick.

A source said: ''He's the only guy with real power in this situation, and balls of steel, too. He's already sent a message that he's not going to work for a place where they treat his colleagues like s**t.''

Marvel, meanwhile, has allegedly responded by threatening to sue actors who have long-term contracts for multiple movies which have not been fulfilled, as well as threatening to recast roles.

Lead stars including Downey, Hemsworth, Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson are still in negotiations for the movie, while it's thought 'Captain America' actor Chris Evans signed on for the flick when he agreed to make 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', which is due next year.

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Britannia Awards: Robert Downey Jr Talks Retirement While Judi Dench Admits She Has Harvey Weinstein Tattoo On Her ‘Bum’ At Lively Show

Oct 31 2014 6:04am CDT | Source: Deadline

Hollywood got a touch of British class on Thursday night  as  Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench  all were honored and showered with praise at the 2014 Britannia Awards. The event held at the Beverly Hilton was a lively affair put on annually by BAFTA-LA. Hosted in fine style for the second year by British comedian/actor Rob Brydon (My Trip To Italy) who welcomed the crowd by claimi ...
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Endangered Avengers: 3 Candidates For Death In Age Of Ultron

Oct 31 2014 5:35am CDT | Source: movie pilot

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Robert Downey Jr. Praises Joss Whedon & ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Oct 31 2014 2:45am CDT | Source: screen rant

Robert Downey Jr. talks about the effect of 'Iron Man 3' on 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' and the talents of writer/director Joss Whed ...
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Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Avengers Age of Ultron, Fantastic Four, Civil War, Joss Whedon

Oct 30 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Want to watch video interviews with Joss Whedon, talking Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as Zack Snyder, talking Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How does Robert Downey Jr. feel about Tony Stark’s journey in Age of Ultron? What’s up with Spider-Man in the Marvel Comics? Why are Rocket and Groot on the cover of almost every comic book coming out? Which superhero costumes are popular in which states? What’s the connection between Pee-wee Herman and The Avengers? Read about a ...
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'The Judge': How Team Downey found its first movie

Oct 29 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: la times

Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey started their own production company -- Team Downey -- four years ago and the first fruit of that effort, the crowd-pleasing courtroom/family drama "The Ju ...
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The Not-So Amazing Spider-Man: Spidey Robs a Store? J Jonah Jameson was right!

Oct 29 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

In a news story that would have J Jonah Jameson reeling with cynical joy, a thief donned the mask of Spider-Man and robbed a convenience store on Monday. Police in Auburn, Maine say that that the perpetrator entered the convenience store (coincidentally called Big Apple) and flashed a knife at the checkout clerk before demanding cash from the register. The perp reportedly stands at about 5'3", and was apparently too lazy to go all-out with a full costume, ...
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Extended Trailer & Clip: "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

Oct 29 2014 6:14am CDT | Source: dark horizons

With the unexpected leak of the first trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" last week, the studio responded quickly and got the HD version out on Youtube quick smart. Unfortunately that meant the planned big reveal of said trailer during this week's episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." had to be rethought. The result? Marvel opted to essentially incorporate back in some of the Comic Con footage to come up with an 'extended trailer ...
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Robert Downey Jr. promises Avengers: Age Of Ultron will shake up Marvel third-act formula

Oct 29 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Total Film

While Marvel has yet to serve up anything that could be described as a dud, a frequent criticism of recent outings has been that the third act has sometimes failed to live up to what has come before… However, according to Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Age Of Ultron is about to buck the trend, with an end sequence to blow its box office rivals out of the water… "There was a Rubik’s Cube to how to make these things have an Act Three," says Downey to SlashFilm, "that ...
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Avengers Age of Ultron Clip: It's Hammer Time!

Oct 29 2014 1:09am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of the release of the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer and Movie Fanatic reporting on the clip Marvel showed us earlier today at their presentation, a whole new clip debuted tonight during Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we’ve got it! The clip features the entire Avengers team sitting around Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) penthouse kicking back and having a few cockt ...
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'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr. now has some material for his reel

Oct 28 2014 7:47pm CDT | Source: la times

If you've seen "The Judge," you know there's a lot going on in this movie. There's a story about an estranged father (Robert Duvall) and son (Robert Downey Jr.). There's a criminal mystery involving the dad. There's a courtroom drama. There's a love story. There's a nod to th ...
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