Gal Gadot, who thrilled us with her performance as the lead in the DC movie ‘Wonder Woman’ earlier this year, might not sign for the sequel. She has alleged denied to sign the contract of the much-anticipated sequel if producer Brett Ratner is involved with the movie. The only reason for her to do this can be the fact that Brett Ratner was accused of sexual misconduct recently.
According to the sources, Gal Gadot has said that she wouldn’t confirm her signing for the second installment of the movie franchise until Warner Bros. settles Brett out [of his financing contract] and gets rid of him.
Ratner assisted in producing the first ‘Wonder Woman’ movie as a bit of a co-financing deal with Warner Bros. by his production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which will receive a decent piece of the profits thanks to the movie’s success.
‘Wonder Women’ grossed a total of $821 million worldwide and Ratner’s company will get quite a good share of the profits.
An insider from Warner Bro’s revealed, “Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman, thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie.”
The insider also stated that Gal Gadot “knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops” as the studio “can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man -accused of sexual misconduct against women.”
Gal Gadot in the past has stepped up and made it clear that she has a firm attitude against sexual harassment and the offenders.
Earlier, she had posted on Instagram, “Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change.”
This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was cutting out ties with Ratner after multiple sexual-harassment allegations stacked up against him by actresses, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.