Gal Gadot today confirmed that Brett Ratner will not have a hand in producing the sequel to Wonder Woman.
Gadot was a guest on Today this morning to promote the Justice League movie and, during an interview with Savannah Guthrie, Gadot revealed that Ratner's involvement with Wonder Woman 2 actually ended before the rumors of her ultimatum even surfaced.
“At the end of the day, a lot has been written about my views and the way that I feel, and everyone knows the way that I feel because I’m not hiding anything,” Gadot said. “But the truth is,
Brett Ratner co-financed the first Wonder Woman movie through his Rat Pac Dune company. The company is not committed to financing the sequel.
Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment towards women on his film's, including outing and verbally harassing Ellen Page during the production of X-Men: The Last Stand.
In a recent interview, Gadot issued a warning to misogynists and abusers in Hollywood and elsewhere, with a little encouragement from Justice League co-star Ezra Miller.
"I'm really into the idea of the turning of the tides, and the idea of the last couple thousand years of human history have been so male-dominated in a way that has not always served us — clearly, here we are on the brink of destruction — and so I wonder if you would say something for me," Miller asked. "Would you say, into the camera, 'Hetero-patriarchy, your wrath upon this world is over'? I want it so bad!"
"I'm just going to say, 'Misogynist sexists, your wrath upon this world is over,'" Gadot said.
Just yesterday, Warner Bros. announced that it had pushed up the release date of Wonder Woman 2 by six weeks. In addition to Gal Gadot, director Patty Jenkins will also return for the sequel.
Before Wonder Woman 2, Gal Gadot will reprise her role as Wonder Woman in Justice League, opening this Friday, November 17th. That film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.