On March 25, Warner’s DC Extended Universe will kick into high gear with the release of the highly anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie. Following the success of “Man of Steel,” DC Comics added Batman and Wonder Woman into the fold, and experts predict the movie will earn $154 million its opening weekend alone, with a cumulative take of $380 million.
Hoping to compete against Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Extended Universe is betting a lot on “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” With a reported production budget of $410 million, it is competing with “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” for most expensive movie ever made.
Many cast members in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” are veterans of the superhero genre, and roles in comic book movies have sent their net worths skyrocketing. Here is a look at the “Batman v Superman” cast, their finances and upcoming projects.
Ben Affleck Net Worth: $85 Million
Although Ben Affleck is known for starring roles in blockbusters like “Armageddon” and the Academy Award-winning “Good Will Hunting” — which he co-wrote and co-starred in with longtime friend Matt Damon — he began accumulating his $85 million net worth in 1989, when he was paid $30 to appear as an extra in “Field of Dreams.”
Although he has 64 credits dating back to 1981, he never earned more than $30,000 for a movie before he and Matt Damon sold “Good Will Hunting” for $600,000 in 1997.
Affleck earned $35 million in 2014 and owns two homes worth $27.5 million each with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. He commanded $10 million for each of his roles in “Hollywoodland,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Changing Lanes” and “The Sum of All Fears.” His $15 million earnings for the 2003 “Paycheck” was the biggest payout of his career.
An avid card shark, Affleck won $800,000 from three hands of poker in one night in 2001 and $356,000 from a California poker championship in 2004. In 2003, he was paid $1.5 million to appear in L’Oreal shampoo commercials.
In the “Batman v Superman” movie, Affleck plays billionaire Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego Batman. He will also appear as Bruce Wayne in an untitled Batman reboot and the “Suicide Squad” movie, due out in 2016. In 2017 and 2019, he’ll reprise his role in “The Justice League Part One” and “The Justice League Part Two.”
All told, Ben Affleck’s movies have earned nearly $3.6 billion at the global box office.
Jesse Eisenberg Net Worth: $10 Million
Although he played Kenny Green on the TV series “Get Real” in 1999, Jesse Eisenberg’s net worth of $10 million can be attributed to the mainstream success he earned with his role in 2010’s “The Social Network.”
He has appeared in five movies that have taken in more than $100 million at the global box office, with two taking in more than $400 million and one earning more than $500 million. Cumulatively, his movies have earned $2.14 billion worldwide.
In “Batman v Superman,” Jesse Eisenberg plays Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor. Later in 2016, the actor will appear in “Now You See Me 2” and an untitled Woody Allen project.
Henry Cavill Net Worth: $14 Million
British-born Henry Cavill has a net worth of $14 million. Although his breakout role was on Showtime’s “The Tudors,” he is best known for his role in 2013’s “Man of Steel,” which earned $668 million at the global box office and netted him $14 million for his role as Clark Kent.
Cavill, who owns a $23,900 wrist watch, according to TheRichest, returns as Clark Kent in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will also appear in “The Justice League Part One” and “The Justice League Part Two.” His movies have earned more than $1.3 billion at the global box office.
Amy Adams Net Worth: $35 Million
Amy Adams’ net worth of $35 million can be traced to her success at the box office and on “The Office.” She has appeared in 10 movies that have earned more than $100 million worldwide. The total earnings of her films top $3.14 billion at the global box office.
Adams, who owns a $3.17 million mansion in Beverly Hills with husband Darren Le Gallo, earned $13 million in 2014 alone. She has 54 credits dating back to her role in “Drop Dead Gorgeous” in 1999 and has been cast as Lois Lane, Clark Kent’s love interest, in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, as well as in “The Justice League Part One.”
Jason Momoa Net Worth: $4 Million
Jason Momoa’s $4 million net worth can be traced to his success as both an actor and model. He won the coveted Hawaii’s Model of the Year award in 1998 before landing a role in “Baywatch: Hawaii” in 1999. He plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman in not only “Batman v Superman” but also “The Justice League Part One” in 2017 and “Aquaman” in 2018.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Net Worth: $4 Million
With credits dating back to 1991, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has earned major success on both the big and small screens — and he’s got a $4 million net worth to prove it.
His television career includes roles on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “JAG,” “Weeds,” “The Walking Dead” and “Texas Rising.” He plays Bruce Wayne’s father, Thomas Wayne, in “Batman v Superman.” His movies — which include the $185.3 million-earning “Watchmen” — have pulled in $546 million at the global box office.
Jena Malone Net Worth: $4 Million
Jena Malone began building her $4 million net worth with a role in “Chicago Hope” in 1996. In 1998, she earned $325,000 for her role in “Stepmom.” Among her biggest roles were in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” which earned $865 million and $755.4 million at the global box office, respectively. In all, her films have grossed nearly $2.17 billion worldwide.
It is rumored that her character has been cut from the theatrical version of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” but that she will appear in the R-rated ultimate edition scheduled for home release. She has three other projects due out in 2016: “Bottom of the World,” “Lovesong” and “The Neon Demon.”
Gal Gadot Net Worth: $10 Million
Winner of the 2004 Miss Israel beauty pageant, Gal Gadot’s $10 million net worth comes from her success as both a model and actress. Her love of motorcycles and the knowledge of weapons she picked up during her two years of service in the Israeli army helped her land a role in 2009’s “Fast & Furious” and two additional “Fast & Furious” films.
Gadot plays Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince in “Batman v Superman,” as well as in “Justice League Part One” and “Justice League Part Two.”