According to a source for Page Six, Gal Gadot has put her foot down and informed Warner Bros. that she won’t make Wonder Woman 2 unless the studio cuts alleged sexual harasser Brett Ratner and his RatPac-Dune Entertainment production company out of the project. Ratner and his company helped finance the first Wonder Woman (and the upcoming Justice League movie), and he’s already made good money off of the series. Apparently, Gadot wants that to stop, with the source saying that she knows Warner Bros. will have to side with her on this because it “can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women.”
This comes as multiple accusations against Ratner have come out recently, with six women—including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge—claiming they were sexually harassed by him. Ellen Page also later shared stories of Ratner’s alleged harassment on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand. Warner Bros. began investigating the claims due to its longstanding relationship with Ratner and his production company, but he quickly announced that he was stepping down from “all Warner Bros.-related activities” so as not to have any “negative impact” on the studio’s projects. Apparently, though, existing deals with his production company haven’t been dropped.
Ratner, for the record, has denied all of the allegations—to the extend that he’s suing a woman for claiming he raped her—and a representative from Warner Bros. wouldn’t conform that Gadot has actually made this ultimatum.