AceShowbiz - It seems like we won't see Gal Gadot returning to "Wonder Woman" sequel. The Israeli-born actress has made a stand to fight against alleged Hollywood's sexual harasser Brett Ratner by refusing to be involved in the upcoming "Wonder Woman 2". She will not relent unless the producer is completely cast out of the production.
An anonymous Hollywood source told Page Six that Gadot was opposed to sexual harassment in Hollywood and didn't want her film franchise to greatly benefit a man with a history of sexual misconduct. "She's tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can't have a movie rooted in women's empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women," the source told the publication.
It is true that Gadot knows the best way to hit people. "Wonder Woman" was a critical and box office success which pleased DC comic enthusiasts and gained a lot of new fans as well. A delay or recasting could risk the success this film had created. It is important to know that this movie also set the stage for the upcoming "Justice League" and other films of DC Extended Universe later on.
Ratner's production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, previously helped produce the first film. "Wonder Woman" grossed over $800 million worldwide, and Ratner's company took a large share of the profits. Warner Bros. insider said, "Brett made a lot of money from the success of 'Wonder Woman', thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she wont sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out and gets rid of him."
Representatives for Gadot and Ratner did not respond to the matter, while Warner Bros. representative only said, "False."
When the 32-year-old actress first found out about Hollywood's story of sexual misconduct, she shared a post on Instagram earlier in October, saying, "Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the couragous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change."