Gal Gadot's got fans all over the world, and over the weekend she got to meet a very special one who's got a few fans of her own. "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 added of Israeli-born Gadot, "She's tough and stands by her principles". The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner's company will take a healthy share of the profits.
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2 is hitting theaters a little earlier than expected. First, Gadot is locked in to star in Wonder Woman 2 and there haven't been sour talks between the actress and Warner Bros' upper brass in regard to Ratner. "She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops", a Warner Bros. source told Page Six.
After the LA Times's report on Ratner was published, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with him and RatPac-Dune Entertainment, but it's now unclear how that might affect the Wonder Woman sequel, or what kind of deal is already in place.
In response, WB has severed all ties with Ratner, though it will have to see through a co-financing deal that ends in March 2018, thankfully much before the release of Wonder Woman 2. Ratner himself has said he's stepping away from all Warner Bros. related projects to distance his name.
Page Six is reporting that the actress has put her boot down, and will not reprise her role as Diana/Wonder Woman if the accused sexual assailant is a part of it. Ratner, through his attorney, has denied these allegations.
Audiences responded so well to her character that Gadot's Amazon warrior is now at the forefront of the marketing for Justice League, which purports to ditch the more somber tone of previous movies in the series like Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman.
The "Wonder Woman 2" release date was moved up six weeks to november 1, 2019, so as not to interfere with "Star Wars: Episode IX", but production will still likely begin after RatPac-Dune's contact ends. "I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out".