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DC made some pretty frugal movies when the studio decided to make Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins was only signed on to the franchise for one movie. Gal Gadot was reportedly only paid $300,000 dollars for her role in Wonder Woman. It was clear that the first female-fronted superhero movie was a bit of a gamble, but it's one that paid off, as Wonder Woman has already made over $573 million. Now that Wonder Woman 2 is likely to get greenlighted sooner than later, both women will need to renegotiate, and as it turns out, Gal Gadot reportedly wants a bigger payday for the sequel to her hit movie.
Gal Gadot hasn't outright come out and said, "I want more money, betches," but TMZ has a nose for sniffing out gossip and the outlet says that Gal Gadot is working on a "major renegotiation" of her original deal with DC. Last we heard, Gal Gadot made $300,000 for each of her 3 DC appearances, which includes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and Justice League. The actress is already going to make more than the $300,000 actually allotted to her just for filming Wonder Woman; thanks to the movie's success, she's set to earn bonuses related to the flick's box office performance. So, it's not like she'll be doing poorly in the coming year. However, she'll likely be looking for a bigger base salary next time around. Think massive payday.
None of this is particularly surprising. The second we learned that Patty Jenkins wasn't signed on for Wonder Woman 2, we noted the negotiating power she has now that she wouldn't have had before the film's success. The same is true for Gal Gadot, as the actress will be able to argue that she is now the face of Wonder Woman and wouldn't be super easy to replace. She'll also be able to argue that since the first movie did well, it's only right that she get a bigger piece of the pie next time around.
We've heard negotiations are already underway for Wonder Woman 2, and although the DCEU hasn't given us a specific timeline for when we might see Diana Prince back for another solo venture, we do know what Patty Jenkins is hoping to do for the sequel. Now she just needs to hope the bigger organization locks down her leading lady for a fair price.
On the bright side, if you were a big fan of Wonder Woman, the character is also set to play a key role in Justice League, another gig that should keep her in the forefront in our minds until her next solo venture. That movie hits theaters on November 17. But for now, Wonder Woman is still playing in theaters, too.