Published Nov 13, 2017Gal Gadot is using her onscreen superpowers as Wonder Woman to make a real difference in Hollywood. The actress has reportedly refused to sign on for the DC blockbuster's sequel unless Brett Ratner is removed from the project.
Ratner's company RatPac-Dune Entertainment co-produced the 2017 film with Warner Bros., and thus could be slated for some serious profits the second time around. According to a source for Page Six, however, the franchise star wants Warner Bros. to buy out Ratner and end his involvement in the project.
"She's tough and stands by her principles," the Warner Bros. insider told Page Six. "She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can't have a movie rooted in women's empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women."
A couple weeks back, Ratner was accused of sexual misconduct by six actors, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Warner Bros. has since severed multiple ties with Ratner.
Last month, Gadot cancelled an appearance at a Jewish National Fund dinner, where she was slated to present a humanitarian award to Ratner.
She has also used social media to voice her support for women speaking out against sexual harassment.
Gadot has yet to issue a formal statement on Ratner's involvement in the upcoming sequel. When Page Six asked a Warner Bros. rep for a response, they simply answered: "False."
The follow-up to this year's Wonder Woman is expected to arrive in theatres in 2019.