There is still awhile before “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” arrives in theaters and breaks the internet, but it is already close to breaking budget records. Will it become the most expensive movie of all time? Read on to find out.
Looks like Warner Bros is betting big on the battle of the titans, with Latino Review reporting that that budget for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” has reached to a whopping $410 million. If this is true, “Dawn Of Justice” will become the most expensive movie ever made, beating the current record holder, “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” by $21.5 million.
We do not know where the money is going as of now, but we are praying to all the bat-gods that there are no CGI nipples on Bat-fleck.
But even if “Dawn Of Justice” makes good on its extravagant spending spree, it will not hold on to its very expensive throne for very long, with ‘comic book film insiders’ reporting to Bleeding Cool that Avengers two parter “Infinity Wars” Parts 1 & 2 will have a combined budget of $1 billion, with $400 million going to actors alone and half of that, $200 million going to Robert Downey Junior.
Currently, “The Hobbit” trilogy stands at the most expensive back-to-back film production. And that only cost a (relatively) measly $628 million. The Avengers would have to get a CGI Robert Downey Jr., if they only had that much.
But relatively cooler heads have apparently prevailed at Warner Bros for the production of their own two parter: “Justice League,” which is only being made at $500 million. So why the extra spending on “Batman v. Superman?” We don’t know yet, but we are hoping that WB does something spectacular with all this extra money they’re pouring into the film.
It is perhaps a ‘telling’ sign of what a massively out-of-control phenomenon super-hero movie becomes when you have to use the world ‘only’ to describe the expenditure of $500 million (Just for comparison, it costs NASA $450 million at an average per mission to build and launch a space spaceship).
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