Reports are coming in from The Daily Dot that Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has earned a salary of $300,000 per film for last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, her recently released solo feature, and the upcoming Justice League.
For comparison, Henry Cavill made a whopping $14 million for playing Superman in Man of Steel alone.
However, while there may seem like a hugely unfair pay gap here, it’s also worth noting that Chris Evans was paid the same exact sum for Captain America: The First Avenger.
On the flipside, Robert Downey Jr. made upwards to $50 million from The Avengers alone, not only because he is the primary star of the MCU, but also because his contract has guarantees in place that includes backend compensation and bonuses for box office milestones.
The Daily Dot article goes on to speculate that Gadot will also likely have a clause in her contract relating to box office milestones, and she certainly deserves more than $$300,000 considering the massive critical and worldwide box office success of Wonder Woman and the praise for her portrayal of the Amazon Princess. Given that she has an initial three-film deal, she’ll also be in a very strong position to renegotiate for the inevitable Wonder Woman and Justice League sequels.
Drop your comments on what you make of Gal Gadot’s payday thus far for her work in the DC Extended Universe.