Upsetting Salary Difference Between Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck in DCU: Gal Gadot Was Reportedly Paid $300,000 Despite Her Success With Wonder Woman

The astonishing difference between what Ben Affleck earned and what Gal Gadot earned is truly remarkable

Upsetting Salary Difference Between Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck in DCU: Gal Gadot Was Reportedly Paid $300,000 Despite Her Success With Wonder Woman

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  • Justice League was a remarkable success commercially, it earned a whopping $657.9 million at worldwide box offices over its stunning budget of $307 million
  • While on one hand, Ben Affleck got something between whopping $10 and $20 million, on the other hand, a meager $300,000 was given to his co-star Gal Gadot
  • This, despite her tremendous success with Wonder Woman.
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The DCU went a bit too overboard with one of the few superhero films that starred both Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot: Zack Snyder’s Justice League, 2017. Not only was it the fifth most expensive movie in history with a whopping budget of $307 million, but it was also the highest ever invested in a movie by the DC Universe. If that wasn’t enough, it even grossed a stunning revenue that was double the budget invested.

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DCU's Justice League
DCU’s Justice League (2017)

However, despite earning so much through box offices worldwide, the DCU was still stingy while paying its actors–to be more specific, while paying its superhero actress, i.e. Gal Gadot. In fact, the difference between Affleck and Gadot’s salary for Justice League is nothing short of upsetting!

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DCU’s Unfair Pay For Male And Female Actors Is Upsetting

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman

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Justice League might not have received the best of reviews from fans worldwide, however, it was still at least nothing close to a box-office bomb. In fact, it was a remarkable success commercially, considering how it earned a whopping $657.9 million at worldwide box offices over its stunning budget of $307 million–bringing in more than twice its production cost.

Yet, there is something even more stunning than the exceptional box-office numbers: the DCU’s unfair pay practice followed with this film that, while on one hand, awarded Batman portrayer Ben Affleck something between whopping $10 and $20 million, on the other hand, bestowed a meager $300,000 on his co-star Gal Gadot, despite her tremendous success with Wonder Woman.

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While this wasn’t the only time that people, even actors and actresses themselves, raised concern over the unfair pay methods used by Hollywood that basically differentiated between male and female actors not being paid equally or even close to equal, this astonishing difference between Affleck and Gadot’s pay for Justice League is even more upsetting.

That isn’t even all: what’s worse is that this minute pay as compared to Ben Affleck‘s wasn’t received by Gal Gadot only, but was reportedly also the paycheck that the DCU decided on for other superheroes of the film.

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Ben Affleck Did Not Enjoy Making Justice League (2017)

Ben Affleck as Batman
Ben Affleck as Batman

If the unfair pay practice followed by the DCU wasn’t enough, to make matters worse was the highest-paid star claiming he didn’t enjoy making Justice League one bit. Yes, Ben Affleck did complain during instances more than once about how much he hated filming the movie.

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Yet, even though it sounds wrong that he didn’t enjoy shooting the movie and still got paid the most for it, Affleck’s cause for hating on the film is justified. Here’s what he shared during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter while talking about the movie:

“Justice League… You could teach a seminar on all the reasons why this is how not to do it. Ranging from production to bad decisions to horrible personal tragedy, and just ending with the most monstrous taste in my mouth.” 

Continuing, the Good Will Hunting star shared what, among other things, went wrong for him after Justice League.

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“I was going to direct a Batman, and [Justice League] made me go, ‘I’m out. I never want to do any of this again. I’m not suited.’ That was the worst experience I’ve ever seen in a business which is full of some shitty experiences. It broke my heart.” 

Explaining himself, he said:

“You want to go to work and find something interesting to hang onto, rather than just wearing a rubber suit, and most of it you’re just standing against the computer screen going, ‘If this nuclear waste gets loose, we’ll…’ That’s fine. I don’t condescend to that or put it down, but I got to a point where I found it creatively not satisfying. Also just, you’re sweaty and exhausted. And I thought, ‘I don’t want to participate in this in any way. And I don’t want to squander any more of my life, of which I have a limited amount.’”

Irrespective of whatever people might say about it, Ben Affleck’s cause for hating Justice League is more than justified considering how even fans claimed the film to be one of the worst movies of all time by the DCU.

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Written by Mahin Sultan

Mahin Sultan is a News Content Writer at FandomWire. With almost one year's worth of experience in her field, she has explored and attained a deep understanding of numerous topics in various niches, mostly entertainment.

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