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Joss Whedon $100 M: He Doesn’t Have “Downey Money”

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Joss Whedon recently cleared up some rumors on Whedonesque.com; namely, about how much he’s going to clear on “Avengers 2″.

“I’m not getting $100 mil[lion] on Avengers 2,” he wrote. “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.”

The “Downey” in question would be Robert Downey Jr., who stars in “Iron Man 3′ and is reportedly paid quite a nice sum for the role.

Here’s the entire post:

Hi guys.

I was going to let it slide, but I’ve got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. 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. A few other things about me that have been “reported” that people should take with a grain of salt:

That I throw wild Hollywood parties where everyone is naked and dancing and wild and I remember to serve enough snacks.

That I can get a movie greenlit by sighing and staring into the middle distance.

That I ate a unicorn and made it winter for three years.

That I “can write.”

Well, that’s a load off. Sorry to get so personal — the whole thing’s a bit tawdry. But honestly, it bugged me. I’m off for a nice juicy steak. There’s a place downtown that does it with rosemary butter, it tastes just like unico — like a steak.

BYE-ee! J.

Joss Whedon $100 M: He Doesn’t Have “Downey Money”
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