I normally pay little attention to what actors get paid because no matter the figure, it’s a helluva lot more than I’ll ever make in my life. I mean, is it possible to only earn $2 million for a film? Maybe that’s a big deal if the guy or gal is accustomed to receiving $20 million, but even so, $2 million ain’t exactly chump change, or small potatoes, or another out-of-date phrase used to describe a minuscule amount of money.
Along these lines, Deadline is reporting the newly anointed Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, will pocket a measly $500,000 to play the wall-crawler in the upcoming reboot. Well, that’s what his base salary will be anyway. If the young Brit has a decent agent, I’m sure he worked in some of those points on the back end should the movie become a ginormous blockbuster. If not, the fact that he’s going to be Spider-Man should up his asking price.
So, don’t feel too bad for Andy. He won’t need to beg for shillings like Oliver Twist or sell fruit on the side of the highway anytime soon. Although, it would be cool as sh*t to see him hocking sacks of oranges at stoplights. I’d be like, “Hey, aren’t you the new Spider-Man?” He’d lower his head in shame and nod awkwardly. Then I’d say, “Only $500,000? You got screwed, bro.” He’d respond with, “I know, I know, I shoulda held out for more.” Then I’d grab a bag of oranges and drive off without paying, shouting, “Catch me if you can, Spider-Boy!” That would rule.