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Robert Downey Jr’s salary for Avengers: Infinity War will blow your mind

There’s no denying Robert Downey Jr has played a fundamental part in making Marvel’s Cinematic Universe what it is today – a multi-billion box office machine.

However Marvel is about to show just how vital the Oscar-nominee is to their franchise by paying him a record-breaking salary for the next two Avengers movies, including next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. But just how much will RDJ earn?

$200 million.

That’s right, it not a typo. Robert Downey Jr will earn a reported $200 million to star as Iron Man in Avengers 3 and 4.

Considering the MCU has so far earned over $10 billion at the worldwide box office, it’s perhaps a solid investment in the man that we class as the Godfather of Marvel.

It’s quite a salary compared to his Avengers co-stars, who are likely to take home something in the region of 10-15 million. Marvel has reportedly given Avengers 3 and 4 a total budget of $1 billion, $400 million of which has been set aside for actor and producer salaries.

Perhaps it’s marks a final payout for the veteran actor who’s recently expressed his desire to retire from the iconic role before it’s starts to get “embarrassing”. So will Avengers 4 be Robert Downey Jr’s final goodbye? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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