Turns out being a superhero on the big screen equals big bucks. Just ask Wonder Woman 1984 star Gal Gadot, or any of the stars in DC’s upcoming films.
DC Films are gearing up for a big next 2 years with the release of Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie, and Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix. And now, we have some actual figures on how much these actors are getting paid for their upcoming work. Mind you, they probably have some more coming from royalties and percentages.
Hitting theaters later this year, Joaquin Phoenix is expected to make $4.5 million for his efforts portraying Arthur Fleck in Joker. Coming next is Margot Robbie’s second outing is mentally disturbed anti-heroine, Harley Quinn, in Birds Of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will earn her somewhere in the $9-$10 million range. And finally, Gal Gadot will earn $10 million for reprising her role for the fourth time in Wonder Woman 1984. Director of Wonder Woman 1984, Patty Jenkins, will also be earning around $9 million, which is an upgrade from the $1 million she earned for the first film.
Which of these films are you most looking forward to? Which one do you think will be the biggest box office hit? Let us know in the comments down below!
Here is a plot synopsis for Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film:
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker will be followed by Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey on February 7, 2020, then Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.