The idea of Robert Pattinson playing Batman on the big screen was something DC fans didn't take seriously when it was first announced but after Warner Bros. dropped the official trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman and got a taste of Pattinson's intense take on the Dark Knight, the general fan perception towards the actor quickly changed.
Considering it's a major character in a major franchise he is playing, one would assume that Pattinson was paid handsomely for his involvement. Turns out, he wasn't. As reported by Variety, RPatz only got $3 million for starring in The Batman which is criminally low by today's standards. Not only that, but this bit makes him the lowest-paid Batman actor in film history, tying the record with Val Kilmer who was also paid 3 million for Batman Forever.
Considering his A-list status, it does come as a shock how Pattinson was given such a low salary for a potential blockbuster and unsurprisingly, DC fans share the same sentiment. Taking to Twitter, some people expressed their bewilderment after learning about the Twilight actor's pay. Check out some of the reactions below:
idk this seems kinda low for robert pattinson as batman https://t.co/1T7S3XqxRu— key has seen tss (x6) (@PRlNCESSQUINZEL) August 18, 2021
Not saying $3M isn’t a lot, but it’s definitely a low pay for a role as big as batman especially when other DC/Marvel actors are making 10 figure salaries.— Trenton Ryder (@trendsryder) August 18, 2021
But this goes to show Robert Pattinson is an artists, this man doesn’t do shit for the money but instead for the results. https://t.co/EEkIG4336C
This is totally low considering the fact that the movie is going to make a sh*t ton of money and Pattinson isn’t that unknown in Hollywood… https://t.co/rS9Gjuf4cT— Lucas free Britney! (@boteggna1) August 18, 2021
$3 million salary for Robert Pattinson as The Batman. Kinda low but understandable since it is his first. Should get a percentage of it's box office earnings— Ero-sennin (@AndyKiv) August 18, 2021
Still surprised Pattinson got just $3 million for The Batman. I expect he will get a big increase for the sequel— John Shutt (@johnshutt91) August 18, 2021
The most intriguing thing to me in the article is that Pattinson only got $3 million for The Batman. Either he's getting a strong back end or he will be getting a big increase for the sequel— John Shutt (@johnshutt91) August 18, 2021
It’s Chris Hemsworth being paid $20 million for Thor: Love and Thunder but Robert Pattinson being paid $3 million for The Batman… this pay difference is kinda staggering given Robert Pattinson’s acting range, like yikes?— CHANEL (@cfreezle) August 19, 2021
That somewhat makes sense if it’s the case because Tom Holland wasn’t a familiar face beforehand. Robert Pattinson done had hella roles and most of em were in popular movies— II (@SmithTheIInd) August 18, 2021
$3 million still $3 million but I thought it would be way higher https://t.co/xH6cfUJhga
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I honestly find it shocking that Pattinson agreed to get paid that sum given the fact that he's considered an A-list actor but that speaks volumes on how eager he truly is to work on the project. Assuming The Batman becomes a blockbuster hit and I hope it will be, it's almost safe to say the Pattinson will get a pay raise for the sequel.
hits cinemas in 2022.