According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 54-year-old actor made around $75 million for “Infinity War” because of a very unique financial arrangement he made with Marvel Studios’ head, Kevin Feige.
Downey Jr. gets backend pay, which means he gets a percentage of the film’s box office success after it’s released, according to THR. “Infinity War” made more than $2 billion worldwide and “Endgame” earned more than $1.2 billion in its first weekend, so it’s safe to say his final check will be massive.
The star also negotiated a staggering $5 million a day for three days of work on the 2017 blockbuster, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Fans will also be seeing more of Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), who have new deals for TV series on Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming service.