Gal Gadot – A True WONDER WOMAN
Splashadoos, by now you’ve heard that Gal Gadot won’t sign onto Wonder Woman‘s sequel unless Brett Ratner is removed from involvement. A Hollywood source told Page Six that Gadot — who last month backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award — is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn’t want her hit Wonder Woman franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct. Bravo Gal Gadot! I did not see Wonder Woman, probably never will, but that woman just became a real superhero in my eyes.
Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce Wonder Woman as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company will take a healthy share of the profits.
A Warner Bros. insider explained, “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 Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.”
That’s the kind of power move I’d expect from a A-list star who really wants to affect the industry. Maybe Gadot isn’t quite A-list yet, but she knows that her franchise is too important to Warner Bros. to risk recasting or throwing it away over Brett Ratner. This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual harassment allegations leveled against him by actresses including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Ratner has vehemently denied the allegations through his attorney, Marty Singer.
And, what did a representative from Warner Bros. have to say regarding all this?
How do you all feel about Gal Gadot’s stand on sexual predators profitting from her franchise?