Batman and Robin had a considerable budget, but a hefty amount of it went to one person, in particular.
That would be Mr. Freeze actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was paid handsomely for his appearance in the movie as one of two key villains. Schwarzenegger was paid $25 million dollars for his role in the film (via THR), which breaks down to about $1 million a day.
"The cast ate the money up," says producer Peter MacGregor-Scott. "It's tough when you wake up in the morning and just spent $25 million! Oh dear. But he was great."
You would think a movie starring George Clooney would see him as the highest paid on the cast, but back then he wasn't the superstar that he eventually became. In fact, Batman Forever's Val Kilmer would have starred in the movie but decided at the last minute to opt out and take a role in The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Mr. Freeze won't likely appear for some time in the current DCEU, but could always make a cameo in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens. If not there, there's always the upcoming solo Batman film with Matthew Reeves.
Up next for the DCEU and Batman is Justice League, which currently has a 4.16 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and the official description can be found below.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill(Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).0comments
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.