Gal Gadot, the star of this yearâs Wonder Woman, is refusing to join the sequel due for a December 2019 premiere date if Brett Ratner remains connected to the project, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
Ratner is now alleged to have masturbated in a car seat next to an unnamed model. Itâs not the first allegation against Ratner in the ongoing accusations and revelations of sexual misconduct by powerful Hollywood men, some of whom have admitted the allegations. On Nov. 1, the Los Angeles Times reported six womenâs allegations, including one of forced oral sex, against Ratner.
A representative denied those allegations, and also the newest one, also reported by the New York Postâs Page Six column. Ratnerâs production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, was a co-financing partner on the first Wonder Woman and has been a financing partner on the DC Extended Universe films since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.
Gal Gadot has Warner Bros. by the balls, since theyâve publicly taken the high road and have started their own investigation. A âWarner Bros. insiderâ told Page Six that Gadot âknows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They canât have a movie rooted in womenâs empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women.â The deal is more nefarious than that, and itâs a point thatâs always kind of undermined the filmâs message of female empowerment.