Gal Gadot 'Refuses To Work On Wonder Woman Sequel Unless Brett Ratner Is Removed'

Gal Gadot has reportedly refused to reprise her role as Wonder Woman in a sequel unless Brett Ratner, who's been accused of sexual assault, is removed from the project.

Wonder Woman was released this Summer to big success, but was financed in part by Ratner, who allegedly took stake of the $412million that was made at the box office.

Six women have come forward accusing him of sexual harassment, prompting Gadot's alleged decision.

Rat-Pac Dune, Ratner's production company, funded the film in an agreement with Warner Bros., however he's reportedly told the studio they'll need to buy him out if he's to step away from the sequel.

Gadot first picked up her shield in 2016 in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, before Wonder Woman was released this year.

She's also reprised the role for the upcoming Justice League, out on 17 November. Furthermore, Wonder Woman 2, Justice League Part Two and Flashpoint, a film about The Flash, have all been announced, which the character will feature in.

"She's tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet," a Warner Bros. insider told Page Six.

"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."

They added: "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."

Despite Ratner, via his attorney, categorically denying the accusations, Gadot has allegedly stood firm on her decision not to work with him again.

Reps for Godot and Ratner are yet to comment on the situation.

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