Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is rumored to be holding out on returning for the sequel unless Warner Bros. ensures that producer Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual harassment, will not be involved with Wonder Woman 2 in any way.
Page Six is reporting that Ratner’s production company helped fund the first Wonder Woman film, and thus shared in the huge global gross of the film. Page Six quoted an insider, who said:
“Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.”
Speaking about Gal Gadot, the insider was also quoted as describing her as a principled individual who wants to stand by what she knows is right, much like Wonder Woman herself would do:
“She’s tough and stands by her principles. 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.”
Warner Bros. has denied the story and the studio has also begun severing ties with Ratner, who has a contract that is set to expire in 2018. Gal Gadot joined the voices coming out against sexual harassers in an Instagram post recently, where she took a stand much like the heroine she plays on the screen:
Wonder Woman 2 is in development with a tentative release date of December 13, 2019. For more information on this story, be sure to stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood.
Source: Page Six