"Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" Star Was Paid More Than Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot

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The gist of this latest "controversy," trending on social media, is that back in 2014, when Gal Gadot signed her three-picture deal with Warner Bros to star as Wonder Woman,  she was going to earn $300,000 for each DCEU film she was part of – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and the upcoming "Justice League."

Yes, she was pretty much an unknown actress before this summer's monstrous success, in fact, nobody thought "Wonder Woman" would hit such pay dirt, but it did and she will be generously compensated for the sequel I'm sure. However, comparing Gadot's salary to, let's say, Sharknado 5's Ian Ziering still gives us interesting results because, well, it seems like Ziering actually made more, much more. According to the THR, Ziering made $500,000 per picture of the franchise, a full $200,000 more than what Gadot makes. 

Sure, Gadot had never played the lead in any English-language film before, but she was the leading star of a major action blockbuster and Ziering is, well, the star of "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming," which, by the way, has the cringe-inducing tagline "Make America Bait Again." Ziering has starred as Sam Shepard in the "Sharknado" series since 2013. 

I'm sure Gadot will be highly compensated for the upcoming sequel, but this news really puts into perspective just how pathetic it all looks for Warner Bros.