- Warner Bros. said the story about Gal Gadot not returning as Wonder Woman if Brett Ratner is involved is false.
- Ratner, who has recently been accused of sexual harassment and assault, is one of the founders of RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which helped finance the first “Wonder Woman.”
- The studio’s 75-picture deal with RatPac-Dune will likely expire before the sequel is made.
Over the weekend, a Page Six story spread across social media stating that “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot had refused to sign up for the sequel if director-producer Brett Ratner was involved.
Ratner, whose production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped finance “Wonder Woman” and other major titles for Warner Bros., is one of the major Hollywood players to be accused of sexual assault and harassment in the “Weinstein ripple effect.”
Many in Hollywood praised the news of Gadot’s ultimatum. It sounded like Gadot was using the leverage she gained by being the face of one of Hollywood’s biggest hit movies of the year to help stop enabling behavior in the industry.
Here’s a sample of the tweets after the story broke:
YES SISTER! Gal Gadot Reportedly Won’t Return for Wonder Woman 2 If Brett Ratner Does – Vanity Fair https://t.co/1QvmHytfxS
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 12, 2017
Lst wk Warner Bros. removed Ratner’s name from upcoming movies YET their $450 mil deal w RatPac remained in place. Publicly slap his wrist but continue to work with him. Same response as in 2011 😞 BUT there’s a report that @GalGadot drew a line in the sand. If true, AMAZING ❤️ https://t.co/ZyDIBOZqkD
— om (@oliviamunn) November 12, 2017