Aquaman 2 Cast Salary: How Much Money Did Jason Momoa and Amber Heard Earn For Their Potential Final DCU Movie?

For Aquaman 2, Jason Momoa and Amber Heard earned twice the amount of money that they were paid for the first Aquaman film.

Aquaman 2 Cast Salary: How Much Money Did Jason Momoa and Amber Heard Earn For Their Potential Final DCU Movie?

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  • Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are returning as Arthur Curry and Mera for Aquaman 2
  • With the first film grossing a billion dollars, the actors were expected to get a raise in their salaries for the second film.
  • For Aquaman 2, they both earned twice the amount that they were paid for the first film.
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Jason Momoa is gearing up for the release of his DCU film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film is set to be the last film of the current DCU as James Gunn is rebooting the franchise with 2025’s Superman: Legacy. The trailer promises a fun ride with Momoa’s Arthur Curry and his brother Orm Marius played by Patrick Wilson.

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Jason Momoa's 2018 solo Aquaman film was a huge box office hit
Jason Momoa’s 2018 solo Aquaman film was a huge box-office hit

The first film made a billion dollars at the box office and therefore the actors were expected to get a bump in their paycheck if they were to return for a sequel. The cast got a significant raise in their paycheck for the second film.

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How Much Did Jason Momoa and Amber Heard Earn for Aquaman 2?

Both actors got a significant bump in their paycheck for Aquaman 2
Both actors got a significant bump in their paycheck for Aquaman 2

Jason Momoa’s run as Aquaman in the DCU has been received well by the audiences. He is returning for his second solo venture Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which is scheduled to release on December 22, 2023. With the first film grossing a billion dollars at the box office, the cast must have gotten a significant raise in their pay for the second film.

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As Variety reported back in 2022, Momoa renegotiated his deal and managed to earn a whopping $15 million for Aquaman 2. This is twice the amount that he received for the first film ($7.5 million). Another report by Variety revealed that Amber Heard (who plays Mera) also got double what she was paid for the first film ($2 million for Aquaman 2).

As the lead of a big-budget superhero film, it is understandable why Momoa was paid the big bucks, following the incredible success of the first film. While Heard is expected to have a smaller role compared to the first one, she got a raise in her pay as well. However, they may not get the opportunity to make a third film as the DCU is getting rebooted by James Gunn.

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Also read: Despite Claiming His Love for Comedy in Aquaman 2, Jason Momoa Hated his Character’s Dialogues in Justice League

Jason Momoa Says The Future of Aquaman is Not Looking Good

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may be Jason Momoa's lastfilm as Aquaman
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may be Jason Momoa’s last film as Aquaman

Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is releasing in theatres this Friday. The actor talked to Entertainment Tonight about his experiences making the film. He also revealed his pessimism regarding the future of Aquaman in the DCU.

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He revealed that although he would love to play the character as long as audiences want, the DCU is going in a new direction with James Gunn’s reboot. He claimed that the future of the character is not looking good, suggesting the end of his tenure as the character. He said,

“I don’t necessarily want it to be the end… [but] I don’t think it’s really, like, a choice. The truth of it is, I mean, if the audience loves it, then there’s a possibility. I love this character and [I would want to] play it for a long time But right now, I’m like, ‘It’s not looking too good.'”

It remains to be seen whether Gunn brings back Aquaman into his DCU in the future. Momoa is also rumored to be playing Lobo in his DCU so maybe his tenure as Aquaman is indeed over with the second film. Fans have to wait and see for updates regarding Momoa’s future in DC.

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Also read: “I was a big Lobo fan growing up”: Jason Momoa Urges Warner Bros to Cast Him as a DCU Villain After Casting Doubt on His Future as Aquaman

 

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.