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May102013

Joss Whedon: I'm Not Making $100M for "The Avengers 2"

The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Comics(LOS ANGELES) -- The Avengers director Joss Whedon isn't pulling in a nine-figure paycheck for the sequel to the blockbuster superhero flick.

Deadline.com had reported that Whedon has a $100 million deal with Disney, which owns Marvel, to develop several projects.  It has spurred the filmmaker to address on his blog, Whedonesque.com, what he believes to be a misperception regarding his salary.

Whedon declares, "I'm not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I'm not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2.  If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh.  I'm not making Downey money.  I'm making A LOT, which is exciting.  I'm not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman.  But that number is nuts."

Robert Downey Jr. raked in more than $50 million for reprising his Iron Man role in The Avengers, which is the third-highest-grossing movie of all-time at the domestic box office.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, he's in talks to return for the second and third Avengers films.

Of course, you can see Downey on the big screen now in Iron Man 3The Avengers 2 is set to debut on May 1, 2015.

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