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Rumor: Gal Gadot Won't Sign for 'Wonder Woman 2' If Brett Ratner Remains Involved

Rumor: Gal Gadot Won't Sign for 'Wonder Woman 2' If Brett Ratner Remains Involved
From Slashfilm - November 12, 2017

One of the biggest hits of the year is Wonder Woman. The film is currently the second highest grossing movie of 2017, and it raked in $821.7 million worldwide. Not only did it make some serious bank, the critical acclaim for the film was through the roof. That means Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment were happy to greenlight a sequel. But if a new rumor is to be believed, unless the studio does some house-cleaning behind the scenes, the sequel could be a jeopardy.

A new report indicates Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot wont sign on to reprise her role as Diana of Themyscira in Wonder Woman 2 if Brett Ratner remains on board the franchise as a producer. Ratner was recently accused of sexual harassment by several actresses, including Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge and most recently Ellen Page, and it sounds like Gal Gadot wont stand for having someone like that involved with a franchise that is meant to be empowering to women all around the world.

Page Six says a Hollywood source revealed to them that Gal Gadot wont sign her contract for Wonder Woman 2 unless Brett Ratner is no longer involved. You may not have realized it, but Brett Ratners RatPac-Dune Entertainment production banner helpd produce Wonder Woman as part of a co-financing deal between them and Warner Bros. Pictures. He made a substantial amount of money from the success of Wonder Woman, and Gal Gadot apparently doesnt want someone like Ratner to benefit from the movies success.

Though Brett Ratner has denied the accusations of sexual harassment, Warner Bros has already announced that they wont renew their co-financing deal with Brett Ratners production banner and he would be removed from any upcoming projects that he was meant to be involved with. The producer himself was taking a step back from all remaining endeavors that are still part of the companies deal. Ratner previously said, In light of the allegations being made, I am choosing to personally step away from all Warner Bros.-related activities. I dont want to have any possible negative impact to the studio until these personal issues are resolved.

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