With Brett Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment playing a significant role in the creation of the 2017 DCEU blockbuster Wonder Woman, star Gal Gadot has drawn a line in the sand. The filmmaker has been accused of sexual harassment and wanting to use this as a moment of change in the industry, she has reportedly issued an ultimatum to Warner Brothers.
This news comes via Page Six, although the studio themselves have denied the report. Gadot is arguably the franchise's greatest asset and is set to return with director Patty Jenkins.
GG: Either Ratner Goes, Or I Do
The story would come to the publication via an unnamed source close to the studio. Since the allegations surfaced, Gadot would not be standing for it.
"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 won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Brothers buys Brett out (of his financing deal) and gets rid of him," the source remarked. "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 Brothers 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."
Gadot would utilise her Instagram account and while she did not name Ratner specifically, she made her thoughts known.
"Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change."
Ratner's reputation would be left in tatters as Ellen Page recalled how the filmmaker outed her before her time on a Marvel set. This is what she wrote on Facebook:
"’You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand. I was eighteen years old... He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner."
Stay Tuned For 2-Post Credit JL Scenes
Given some mixed reactions from early screenings to Justice League, @CinematicBanter did explain that the movie contains not one but two post-credit scenes.
"Make sure to stick around for both of the post credits scenes also, they are pretty cool!"
Paul Shirey also reiterated the news prior to the November 17 US release.
"And yes, stay in your seats to the post and end credits (Yes, there are two). Don’t let anyone spoil them for you beforehand."
Hopefully this is not the last we see of Gadot as Diana.