Gal Gadot was paid a shamefully low salary for Wonder Woman.

There’s no doubt Wonder Woman is the feminist superhero movie the world didn’t know it needed.

Earning an estimated $US500 million, its success can be largely credited to Gal Gadot’s performance as our first superhero leading lady.

So, why did Wonder Woman herself only earn $US300,00o?

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We're confused too, Gal. (Image via Roadshow Pictures)

Yes, there are a host of other financial opportunities that come with being, in our opinion, the most kick arse superhero in history. And yes, $US300,000 (just under $AU400,000) is a lot of money in the real world.

But compared to how much the film has made, it's a drop in the ocean. And we can't help but wonder if the uncertainty of a female superhero had something to do with it.

While Gal's pay cheque is reportedly on par with what Chris Evans took home for his first appearance in Captain America, it's also considerably less than many of our other favourite comic book characters when they too were making their start in their respective franchises.

Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Henry Cavill (Superman, Man of Steel) and Christian Bale (Batman, Batman Begins) all reportedly earned between $US9-40 million for their superhero performances.

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Sure, Gal was an unknown quantity. But can we please have a little more faith in the power of strong and authentic female characters, and the professional actors who bring them to life?

Yes, $US300,000 is a nice chunk of change. It's also a 1,666th of what the film has currently made at the box office. Go figure.

Do you think Gal should have been paid more for her Wonder Woman performance?

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