People Are Pissed That Gal Gidot Only Made $300,000 From ‘Wonder Woman,’ But It Might Not Be As Unusual As You’d Think

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It’s no secret that Wonder Woman has been a huge success so far — the movie received a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, made $100.5 million opening weekend and is the first major superhero movie to be directed by a woman.

Not everything relating to the movie is stellar, though — for one, Gal Gidot’s paycheck. Variety reported that Gidot (AKA Wonder Woman herself) only made $300,000 off of the movie, and will make the same amount for the next two Justice League movies she stars in.

OK, so $300,000 is a lot — at least, it is for the average American. But for an actor starring in a hit superhero movie, it sounds a little less than impressive. According to some reports that have been floating around online, Henry Cavill (AKA Superman) was paid $14 million for his role in Man of Steel, which received lukewarm reviews from critics and fans alike.

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Let’s just say that people aren’t exactly happy to hear how little Gal Gidot received for her amazing performance as Princess Diana.

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However, the Gidot vs. Cavill paycheck comparison may not be the whole story. According to Vanity Fair, it’s likely that Cavill’s $14 million wasn’t just for a single Superman movie. And if you look at base salaries for other superhero actors, $300,000 isn’t actually lower than average for a first film  — while the Avengers actors are raking in the cash now, many of them began with $100,000-$500,000 paychecks.

Is it disheartening to hear that Gidot, who completely rocked the role of Wonder Woman, is making so little for a film that made so much? Sure, but it’s not unheard of. With the success of this film, it’s likely that she’ll be making a whole lot more once Wonder Woman 2 comes around (because let’s be real, it’s going to happen). Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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