In Justice League, Barry Allen queries Bruce Wayne, asking what exactly his superpowers are, to which Ben Affleck’s Batman responds, “I’m rich.” Like Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne is an extremely wealthy businessman in addition to his superhero duties. Robert Pattinson is not Bruce Wayne, but he will be playing him in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and we now may have some idea just how much the actor is making for the role.
Robert Pattinson is reportedly making something less than around $5 million for The Batman according to Variety's Justin Kroll. The reporter was addressing the story of Jonah Hill’s potential casting in the film on Twitter,and claimed that one of the points of negotiation for his joining The Batman has obviously been money. According to Justin Kroll, he heard that at one point in the negotiations, Jonah Hill was looking to make $10 million for the film, noting that Robert Pattinson isn’t even making half that.
So that would put Robert Pattinson’s salary for The Batman at less than $5 million, but presumably close to that mark. That’s not quite Bruce Wayne money, but it’s not chump change either. It is important to note that even if this rough figure is accurate, we still don’t know the specifics of Robert Pattinson’s contract for The Batman and what other ancillary compensation might be included.
Robert Pattinson may be signed on for more than one film and his salary could jump if The Batman is a success. The $5 million could just be his upfront salary with more money headed his way on the back-end after The Batman is released. Robert Downey Jr. famously received back-end percentages for his MCU outings after making a mere $500,000 for the first Iron Man and he basically has Tony Stark money now. And Brie Larson reportedly also made $5 million for her first superhero outing in Captain Marvel.
In addition to the allusion Robert Pattinson’s salary for The Batman, Justin Kroll’s comments about the Jonah Hill situation were also interesting. An offer has been out to Jonah Hill to join the film, but he hasn’t officially come on board yet-- with negotiations ongoing. Apparently the two-time Oscar nominee wanted a huge $10 million to join the movie in a villainous role, which would be more than The Batman himself, Robert Pattinson is making.
That money has been part of the negotiations for Jonah Hill, as has which role he will actually play, with both The Riddler and The Penguin seemingly on the table. If he does wind up joining the film, as either character, Jonah Hill would join Robert Pattinson and Jeffrey Wright, who it was recently reported will play Commissioner Gordon in The Batman.
The Batman arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021. For movies arriving in the near future, check out our 2019 Release Schedule.