In a brilliant move, the Wonder Woman actress decided not to return for Wonder Woman 2 unless alleged sexual offender Brett Ratner was kicked off the project. As of Wednesday, Gadot confirmed on Today that Ratner, who was involved with Wonder Woman as part of his deal with Warner Bros., is out. Gadot replied, "The truth is, there's so many people involved in making this movie, it's not just me, and they all echoed the same sentiments". So, everyone knew what was the right thing for me to do, but there was nothing for me to actually come and say because it was already done before this article came out.
However, Warner Bros. has claimed that although the deal with Ratner's production company, Rat-Pac Entertainment, is set to expire next year and was never meant to include Wonder Woman 2. Later, Gadot saved the day yet again, when in the wake of the disastrous Suicide Squad, Gadot and director Patty Jenkins turned the tables by giving the DCEU its first bonafide hit in Wonder Woman. After the accusations came to light, Warner Bros. severed all ties to Ratner. "You want to do a movie like this because you believe in it", she told Entertainment Weekly.
"He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: 'You should fuck her to make her realize she's gay, '" Page wrote of Ratner. "I made 'Wonder Woman.' Now I want to make 'Wonder Woman 2.' It's a attractive story to tell, an important time to tell it and with people that I love". In fact, directing the sequel will make her the highest-paid female director of all time.More news: Shaun Johnson targets media following New Zealand's shock loss to Fiji
Gadot declined to attend a dinner to honor Ratner in late October, according to Variety.
"Wonder Woman 2" will be released on November 1, 2019.