5. Chris Hemsworth – Avengers: Endgame
Chris Hemsworth owes his entire career to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having been plucked from obscurity to headline Kenneth Branagh’s Thor before becoming an integral part of the franchise.
Thor’s evolution from stuffy Shakespearean hero to hilarious intergalactic frat bro has reaffirmed Hemsworth’s position at the forefront of the mythology, and he’s set to become the first superhero to star in a fourth solo adventure when Love and Thunder arrives next year.
Having taken home $56 million from Avengers: Endgame, the big Australian will no doubt once again be securing a substantial salary to make his grand return as the God of Thunder in Taika Waititi’s currently-shooting blockbuster.