For the first Wonder Woman movie, actress Gal Gadot was paid $300000 (Rs 2.2 crore). Now, she’ll be earning a paycheque that is 33 times larger for the Wonder Woman sequel which is titled, Wonder Woman 1984.
For reprising the role of the Amazonian warrior, Gadot is being paid a sum of 10 million dollars.
“The success of the first Wonder Woman film — for which Gadot was paid only $300,000, a figure that caused outrage in some circles as it paled in comparison to what many male action stars take home — helped catapult her onto the list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood,” her Vanity Fair profile read.
However, the film which was released recently has opened to poor reviews and is rated 5.9 on IMDb. 63% on Rotten Tomatoes and 59% on Metacritic. On Google, with ratings of over 16,344, the film is rated at 2.7 out of 5.
However, Wonder Woman is still one of DC’s mega-weapons and Warner Bros. has announced that it is fast-tracking the third instalment in the superhero series. Gal Gadot is set to reprise her role and the film will be written and directed by Patty Jenkins.
“As fans around the world continue to embrace Diana Prince, driving the strong opening weekend performance of Wonder Woman 1984, we are excited to be able to continue her story with our real-life Wonder Women – Gal and Patty – who will return to conclude the long-planned theatrical trilogy,” Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures, said in a release on Sunday.