You go, gurl. Wonder Woman is flexing her box office muscle.
Gal Gadot who played Wonder Woman in the highly successful movie ‘Wonder Woman’ this summer has threatened to not reprise her role if Hollywood Producer, Brett Ratner is not removed from the film.
Brett Ratner has been accused of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct towards women including rape.
Considering Wonder Woman made $821 million globally, including $412 million in the U.S., Gal’s demand to remove Ratner may likely happen.
On Nov. 1, the Los Angeles Times reported six women’s allegations, including one of forced oral sex, against Ratner.
Gal has come out with a statement in supporting those women alleging the sexual abuse by Ratner. She wrote, “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 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.
“Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie,” a WB insider said. “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. 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 misconduct against women.”
Gal will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in Justice League, which premieres on Friday, Nov. 17.