Rumors Swirling Over Gal Gadot Walking Away from ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel
LOS ANGELES, November 11, 2017 — The future of the Wonder Woman series is unclear right now. Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot, has said she won’t return for a sequel unless Brett Ratner is kicked from the film. Ratner is currently facing several harassment allegations from a dozen women including Hollywood stars Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.
Gadot has taken up a crusade against Ratner, who denies the allegations. While the allegations continue to build up, Hollywood film studios are taking note. Warner Bros. has decided to cut ties with Ratner and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Gadot has said she would not be a part of a second film unless they ended their co-financing deal with RatPac-Dune.
Gadot has been a vocal advocate for the women who have stood up against harassment they received from the Hollywood elite. Gadot took to social media and said “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.”
Gadot even decided to pull out of a dinner last month, where she was expected to present an award to Ratner for his achievements in film. According to the New York Post, she was making a statement showing that “she wouldn’t allow the female-led “Wonder Woman” franchise to benefit from a man who used his power and influence to sexually harass and abuse women.”
Warner Bros. has already announced they don’t plan to renew the contract and are severing ties with Ratner, and Ratner himself has said he’s stepping away from all Warner Bros. related projects to distance his name, Gal Gadot wants Ratner’s ties to Wonder Woman II to be completely severed or else she won’t be involved.
This situation could become even more expensive as they are forced to cough up even more money than they were expecting to in order to secure Gadot. Buying Ratner out completely before the contract expires would be giving more money to the alleged harasser. The negotiations would also factor in how much the sequel is expected to make and how much Ratner would want.