London: Actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly being paid 13 million pound to cast in `Avengers 2` the most an actress has ever been paid for a movie.
The 27-year-old, who plays the Black Widow in the superhero film, tops superstar Angelina Jolie`s 12.2 million pound fees for `The Tourist`, reported Sun Online.
Movie bosses want Johansson for the sequel after `The Avengers` grossed 936 million pound, the third highest in history.
"Scarlett is the hottest star in Hollywood and her inclusion in the sequel is a must. Producers think that as the only lead woman in the film male fans have found her a key ingredient ? both for sex and story appeal. She is loved by critics too. This says, `We value you`. Everyone is confident she`ll sign and be ready for 2013 filming," a source said.
Actors Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner are also to get 50 per cent pay rises.