How Much Will You Take Home for Playing Iron Man? Here’s How Robert Downey Jr. Imitates Tony Stark
We all know that superheroes are not real, but are only made believable thanks to the stellar performers who give out an amazing portrayal. But what if you could end up being the person you copy in films and shows in real life? Sounds far-fetched? Perhaps not … at least for Robert Downey Jr., who is probably best known for his iconic Iron Man role in the Marvel films. No, he does not save humans with his high-tech, powerful red suit, rather he imitated art by seemingly becoming Tony Stark.
Tony Stark/Iron Man
For those who are not Marvel fanatics, Tony Stark is the billionaire inventor whose father, Howard Stark, created the Stark Industries. He was nothing short of a genius and has brilliant and extensive knowledge on a lot of things about physics and technology, which explains his creations including his red suit – an armored costume he crafted while held captive in Afghanistan.
When he came home, he was known as Iron Man, who battled terrorists, an identity he later announced. So, how did Robert, commonly called RDJ, imitated his character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The answer lies in the salary. With the soaring ticket sales of “Avengers: Endgame,” you could only imagine how much the actors are getting paid. Plus, with the conclusion of such wonderful storylines for some of the beloved superheroes, (spoilers are not for the faint of heart) including Iron Man himself, who, ironically started all of it in 2008, died by sacrificing himself when he held all the too-powerful stones, it could potentially be the last time people get to see him together with his teammates, which explains the $75-million estimation he will likely receive from this film.
RDJ has not confirmed news about his earnings but several news outlets have already claimed that he will be pocketing only north of $75 million. According to reports, he will probably be going home with a larger paycheck than his co-workers because he negotiated with Kevin Feige, the studio head, citing his more than a decade appearance as Iron Man.
Being the character rendered a lucrative project for the actor, who had starred in three stand-alone films in 2008, 2010, and 2013. In those years, he was able to earn $500,000, $10 million, and $75 million, respectively!
Clearly, you can imagine how he must have talked his way through his films, which was pretty understandable considering the amount of money the pictures have brought in for the studio, and the fact that the popularity jolted higher and higher.
The first “Avengers” movie premiered in 2012, where RDJ reportedly got $10 million as base and another $40 million as a backend bonus, which meant his bank account got fatter by $50 million. After three years, the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released, which made him richer by $40 million.
In “Captain America: Civil War,” RDJ was paid $40 million to bicker with the star-spangled soldier while in 2017’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” in which he didn’t star in, he managed to earn $5 million per day for his appearances.
In total, he got $15 million for the three days of work after negotiation. The penultimate film that premiered in 2018, “Avengers: Infinity War” gave him $75 million, which means for the latest film, he will be taking home at least $75 million to the kids and the wife.
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