Comic book aficionados are in store for a bonanza of big screen films that depict their favorite comic super heroes and villains in their glory. Those familiar with the iconic brand of DC Comics will be more than excited to learn that in the next two years, the comic book syndicate’s film division, known as DC Films, will release such blockbusters as Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) starring Margot Robbie, and Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix
By: Billy Lundgarden
Ever wondered just how much money these actors earn for portraying comic book royalty? According to a report on the Heroic Hollywood web site, it appears that Israeli actress Gal Gadot will earn in the neighborhood of northward of $10 million for reprising her role as the one and only Wonder Woman for the fourth time in Wonder Woman 1984. In the director’s chair for the upcoming Wonder Woman flick will be Patty Jenkins, who will take home approximately $9 million for her directorial abilities. That appears to be a substantial upgrade from the $1 million she earned for the first film.
Hitting theaters later this year, the report on the celebrity site indicates that Joaquin Phoenix is expected to make $4.5 million for his efforts portraying Arthur Fleck in Joker. Coming next is Margot Robbie’s second outing as mentally disturbed anti-heroine, Harley Quinn, in Birds Of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which will earn her somewhere in the $9-$10 million range.
The Jewish Voice reported last year that Gadot had gathered up gathering up some lucrative commercial endorsements as well. Gadot had entered into a deal with Reebok Sportswear that was reported at the time to be worth $10 million. That figure was published by the Israeli newspaper, Hadashot. The major manufacturer of athletic apparel has extended plaudits to Gadot; calling her “a worldwide symbol of confidence, defiant courage, and strength” in a statement that was posted on the Reebok web site.
Also on the Reebok web site, acolytes of the actress can download phone wallpapers “inspired by some of her most powerful quotes.”
As was reported last year, Gadot took to her Instagram account to engage her fans and followers Gadot declared that she was “pumped” about being a central figure in the Reebok sponsorship. She exhorted women to “Get ahead of the game! Get into the action!”
Gadot recalled her formative years when she said, “I was lucky enough to grow up with a mother who was a gym teacher, so the importance of having someone push me out of my comfort zone and being active – and the benefits of it – were ingrained in me as a young girl.”
Now that she has put her John Hancock on the Reebok endorsement contract, Gadot joins other prominent female personalities in the sports, culture and entertainment industries who have also been previous endorsers of Reebok products. They include Victoria Beckham, Gigi Hadid, and Ariana Grande.