Because the Internet loves outrage, a story circulated that Gal Gadot only got paid $300,000 for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill got a whopping $14 million to do Man of Steel. If you even pause to consider that info, it’s ridiculous. When he signed on to do Man of Steel, Cavill was not an A-list actor, and his biggest claim to fame was the Showtime series The Tudors. Does it really make sense to pay $14 million to a rising star when the movie he’s leading is being sold off the Superman brand rather than his fame?
That being said, Gadot did earn $300,000 for Wonder Woman, which at first blush seems low. It was always going to be one of Warner Bros.’ tentpole movies, so shouldn’t Gadot have received a paycheck commensurate with the profile of the film she was starring in?