Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot revealed she almost walked away from the sequel if Warner Bros. could not meet her salary demands.
Wonder Woman was a huge success for the DC Extended Universe during a time where all of their films failed to gain critical traction. Gal Gadot’s solo debut as the superheroine was praised for its emphasis on human connection, action sequences, and inspiring messages. The film went on to make over $800 million at the box office, breaking down notions that superhero movies starring women would flop at the box office. When it came time for the sequel, however, Gadot was ready to walk away if Warner Bros. couldn’t meet her salary demands.
Gal Gadot revealed that she was prepared to walk away from the role in an interview with Elle.
“If you look at it like a card game, my hand got better. I was willing to drop the ball and not do it if I wasn’t paid fairly.”
When asked if she thought she would lose out on getting the pay raise, Gal Gadot affirmed that she knew what she was doing was right.
“No, because when I’m righteous, I’m also right.”
Gal Gadot was paid a painstakingly low $300,000 for the first Wonder Woman – an exorbitantly low number when compared to other Hollywood A-listers who have joined the superhero game. Gadot ended up making 30 times that amount ($9,000,000) for Wonder Woman 1984. One can only speculate what the Israeli star will make for the upcoming threequel.
Here is the synopsis for Wonder Woman 1984:
Patty Jenkins returns to direct the next chapter in the story, which finds Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) living and working among mortals, remaining selfless in a vibrant era of excess and “having it all.” But her own values are challenged as she reunites with a lost love while stepping into the spotlight to help humanity escape a dangerous world of its own making. Also starring Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen.
Directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she co-wrote with David Callaham and a treatment she developed with Geoff Johns, the film stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Wonder Woman 1984 is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Wonder Woman franchise as we learn it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!