Gal Gadot ‘Threatens’ Wonder Woman Exit Unless Producer Axed

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Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot has reportedly threatened to resign from her starring role in the superhero movie franchise sequel unless its producer Brett Ratner is fired amid multiple sexual harassment allegations.

The Israeli actress Gal Gadot has made a stand against sexual harassment in Hollywood and last month refused to attend a dinner honoring producer Brett Ratner in which she was due to present him with an award.

Gal Gadot reportedly does not want her hit Wonder Woman, which raked in more than $400 million globally, to benefit producer Brett Ratner.

The movie Wonder Woman, co-financed by producer Brett Ratner’s Production Company RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Warner Brothers, became the highest-earning film directed by a woman director in its first weekend at the US box office.

Wonder Woman has been widely praised as a symbol of female empowerment, both directed by a woman director and starring women.

“Producer Brett Ratner made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman, thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie,” a Warner Brothers insider said.

“Now Gal Gadot is saying that she won’t sign for the Wonder Woman sequel unless the Warner Brothers Pictures buys the producer Brett Ratner out of his financing deal and gets rid of him from the Wonder Woman Team.”

The source added that Gal Gadot was “tough and stands by her principles”.

“She also knows the best way to hit producer like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. 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 harassment, abuse, and misconduct against women.”

Warner Brothers last week announced that it was distancing itself from the producer Bret Ratner amid allegations of misconduct by actresses including Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge, and Ellen Page, despite producer Bret Ratner denying their claims.

Earlier this month, Gadot posted on Instagram: “Bullying and sexual harassment are 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.”

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