The future of Wonder Woman 2 is in jeopardy with lead star Gal Gadot refusing to reprise her role in the sequel if the disgraced producer and director Brett Ratner is involved with the movie.
Ratner is accused of multiple accounts of sexual misconduct with his behavior on the X-Men: The Last Stand being called into question. Actor Ellen Page recently came forward with a testimony which revealed the director's sexist and homophobic comments during the making of the movie.
In the wake of the revelation, Gadot has threatened to quit the hit Wonder Woman franchise unless Brett Ratner's company RatPac-Dune Entertainment takes a step away from the film.
Refusing to back down, Gadot already declined an invitation to a dinner in honor of the director during which she was supposed to hand him an award. As a source close to Gadot explained to Page Six :
"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."
While the producer announced he'd be stepping away from Warner Bros. "until these personal issues are resolved," it looks that hasn't exactly been confirmed at this point. Warner has since claimed that the accusations are "false," without adding any further comment.