Gadot refusing Wonder Woman if Ratner stays?
Actor Gal Gadot has reportedly refused to sign the much-awaited sequel of Wonder Woman if Hollywood producer Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and homophobia, remains attached with the movie.
An insider told Page Six that the 32-year-old star, who plays the title role in the Patty Jenkins-directed film, does not want the successful franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct. Ratner’s production company backed Wonder Woman as a part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros studios.
“Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman. 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,” a source from the studio said, adding that Gadot is a woman of principles. She recently also opted out of attending an awards do honouring Ratner.
“She knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet... They [makers] 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.
When contacted, reps for Gadot and Ratner did not comment; a Warner Bros rep said the news was false.
(Above) Gal Gadot; Brett Ratner (R), who has been accused of sexual misconduct, is a cofinancer on the film