Gal Gadot's Paycheck For 'Wonder Woman' Was Disgracefully Low

Posted June 21, 2017

It took decades for Wonder Woman to finally make it to the big screen, but it will take far less time for Gadot to earn what she truly deserves. But given the commercial success of the reel, Gadot might receive an increase in dividends in the near future. Meanwhile, other reports indicated that Superman actor Henry Cavill received $14 million for his role in Man of Steel.

No one has broken down the figure of $14 million that Cavill is alleged to have been paid, but the best guess by Hollywood insiders is that it includes a lot more than just the base pay for appearing in the movie.

A source speaking to Vanity Fair also noted, "If you do an apples to apples comparison, she was paid at least as much as he was". First woman to be paid $50 million for a superhero movie?

For example, Chris Evans reportedly also earned US$300,000 for "Captain America and, according to Deadline, several members of "The Avengers" cast earned just US$200,000 because they were signed on for multiple films". Henry Cavill earned a reported $US14 million for his role in Man of Steel.

They spoke with Variety about what's next for "Wonder Woman", their reaction to the poor reviews for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Suicide Squad", and why there will be more female superheroes and villains in upcoming DC films.

Despite the solid-sized budget, and despite the massive financial windfall it's proving to be, Gadot's pay cheque to fill the lead role in the blockbuster was ah. comparatively quite small.

The huge success of Wonder Woman will work in Gadot's favour though when it comes to negotiating for the sequel... Not only does Robert Downey Jr. play a multi-millionaire in the Marvel movies, they actually made him one in real life as well.

For our thoughts on Wonder Woman, which grossed over $100 million in its domestic debut, read IGN's review. The bottom line is that DC and Warner Bros. need to give Gal Gadot more money. According to Toby Emmerich, president and chief content officer of Warner Bros., the sequel will take place in the past, "somewhere between 1917 and 2017".

Equal rights campaigner Emma Watson even came forward with her own ideas about to why men are dubious about leading ladies in films. Representatives for Gadot have not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

If you've seen Wonder Woman you know like us that Steve's survival is unlikely, but we also cannot forget that we are in a world of superheroes.