The Batman by Robert Pattinson was released this year and was well acclaimed by fans and critics grossing over $770 million against a $185–200 million budget, making the movie the third highest-grossing of 2022. Matt Reeves-directed movie revolves around the titular character Batman, who fights crime in Gotham City for two years, uncovering corruption while pursuing the Riddler (Dano), a serial killer who targets Gotham’s elite.
The director shared how this standalone movie was originally going to be directed by Ben Affleck, “that was centered on Ben’s version of the character.” It is the first movie to be set outside the primary timeline parameters within the DC Extended Universe. Robert Pattinson took over the role of the Dark Knight from Ben Affleck, who reprised the role of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both versions of Justice League, and the forthcoming The Flash movie.
Salary Comparison of Batman Stars Robert Pattinson and Ben Affleck
Both the actors portrayed the role of the same character however their stories were different. According to reports shared by Screenrant, Robert Pattinson’s salary for the role of Batman was $3 million, making his way into the list of the top 20 highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
Back in 2017, Deadline estimated that Ben Affleck got in the middle of around $10 million and $20 million to play Gotham’s hero, as the actor got into the role with a base eight-figure salary.
Salary Comparison of Gotham Hero Stars Robert Pattinson and Christian Bale
Christian Bale portrayed the role of Batman who is the main protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
However, when his salary gets compared to Christian Bale’s salary for Batman Begins, it is quite less compared to his predecessor’s. One good reason for that could be inflation. According to the reports by Celebrity Net Worth, Bale received $9 million upfront for Batman Begins. He was reportedly offered $10 million in addition to a $20 million bonus to return for The Dark Knight. While his base salary was set up at $15 million for The Dark Knight Rises.
That being said, reportedly, Robert Pattinson is the lowest-paid movie Batman so far as other actors who portrayed the DC hero got more than 2022’s The Batman star. Val Kilmer and George Clooney received $7 million and $10 million, respectively. It might be possible that the Twilight actor’s salary will get an increase only if Warner Bros. plans for The Batman sequel that too does well at the box office.
Christian Bale will be seen as Gorr The God Butcher in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder, which will be released on July 7.