Thanks to appearances in the critically acclaimed Good Time and The Lighthouse, Robert Pattinson, one of the most highly sought after actors of the contemporary era, has reportedly been paid only $3 million to appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman.
The report from Variety ranks Pattinson’s salary amongst the lowest in the industry, with Chris Pine, for example, set to earn $11.5 million from his upcoming role in the fantasy epic Dungeons And Dragons. More gargantuan still is the salary of Daniel Craig for his appearance in the upcoming two Knives Out sequels, reaching the staggering figure of $100 million.
In relative terms, each and every one of these salaries is utterly absurd, though, of course, Pattinson’s $3 million is certainly modest in comparison to the rest of the Hollywood elite.
Co-starring Colin Farrell, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, and Andy Serkis, The Batman will be released on March 4th 2022.
Meanwhile, discussing his upcoming appearance and return to his Batman character in 2022’s new DC film The Flash, Michael Keaton told the Hollywood Reporter, “After the first Batman, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an entire [comic book] movie”.
Continuing, the actor noted, “I just never got around to it. So you’re talking to a guy who wasn’t in the zeitgeist of that whole world. When I went down to do the Marvel things in Atlanta … It’s an entire city dedicated to Marvel … They’ll be doing Marvel movies forever. I’ll be dead, and they’ll still be doing Marvel movies”.
Tim Burton also discussed Michael Keaton’s suitability for the role, stating, “They’re somebody who’s intelligent and kind of screwed up. And Michael has such an intensity that it’s like, ‘Yeah, I could see that guy wanting to dress up as a bat’. It’s all rooted in psychology, Jekyll and Hyde and two sides of a personality, light and dark, and he understood that,” he concluded.