Gal Gadot has reportedly said that she will not appear in the Wonder Woman sequel if Brett Ratner remains attached to the film.
Ratner, whose production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped Warner Bros. finance Wonder Woman, has been accused by a number of women of sexual harassment and assault. Ellen Page has also said that Ratner humiliated her at a gathering of the X-Men cast and crew, outing her as gay before she was publicly identifying as such.
According to a report by The New York Post, Wonder Woman grossed $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company is entitled to a share of the profits. But Gadot has said that she won’t sign on for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him,” a Warner Bros. source told the Post.
Last month, Gadot backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, during which she was supposed to present him with an award. And the source told Page Six that Warner Bros. will likely comply with her demands.
“They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women,” the source said.
A representative for Warner Brothers gave a terse response to this reported exchange, saying only that the details are “false.”
Read the full story at The New York Post.