Wonder Woman has always been a symbol of love and equality, and with all of the recent stories of sexual abuse in Hollywood coming to light, it’s nice to see Gal Gadot truly honoring the spirit of this character.
According to a report by the news site Page Six, Gal Gadot is refusing to return to the hit franchise unless Ratner, whose production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, helped produce Wonder Woman as part of its deal with WB.
A Warner Bros. insider explained, “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.”
The source added of Wonder Woman star, Gadot, “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.”
Gadot was initially signed to a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman, which would end with this week’s Justice League. The actor has publicly expressed she plans to return for the Wonder Woman sequel, but no announced deal has been reported.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will appear in the upcoming Justice League, hitting theaters November 17th.