Wonder Woman is expected to earn $600 million globally this week.
But the film’s star Gal Gadot is said to have made just $300,000 for the film.
The 32-year-old actress signed a three-picture deal (Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman and the upcoming Justice League) that would earn her $300,000 per film, Variety reported in 2014.
Fans took to Twittter to point out the huge gender pay gap considering Henry Cavill made $14m for his role in in the 2013 movie Man of Steel, which didn’t perform as well in the box office.
Hit: Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is expected to rake in $600 million globally this
But Gadot could be in line for a huge bonus due to the success of her stand alone film.
The 32-year-old actress portrays Diana Prince, the Amazon demigoddess of the title, in the DC Comics blockbuster and she is set to bank the “huge performance” sum in addition to her $300,000 salary.
A source told TMZ that Gadot – who appears alongside Chris Pine and Robin Wright in the superhero adventure – will receive multiple times worth her base rate, although the final figure has yet to be unveiled.
Gadot’s contract to appear in the DC Extended Universe movies reportedly guarantees her $300,000 for every film she will appear in, which as well as ‘Wonder Woman’ includes last year’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and the upcoming ‘Justice League’.
However, her six-figure wage could change as it has been reported the star is planning to enter into a “major renegotiation” of her deal with bosses for any upcoming sequels because she has been such a hit on the big screen.
The former soldier and Miss Israel believes she was “born” to play the role of the iconic female warrior because she can be an example of a “true woman” for young girls.
Speaking previously about the casting, Gadot – who has daughters Alma, five, and three-month-old Maya with her husband Yaron Versano – said: “I feel I was born to play Wonder Woman. Boys have always had a figure to look up to, whether it’s Superman, Batman or Spider-Man. For girls it was always the princess being saved.
“Now we have Wonder Woman – she’s fearless, proactive, she believes in herself and she believes she can do everything. That’s a true woman for me.”