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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: A Warner Bro. rep also told Business Insider that the story below is false.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Gal Gadot, the actress who gave an amazing performance as Wonder Woman in this year’s film of the same name, is refusing to sign on the dotted line for Wonder Woman 2 so long as Brett Ratner’s Ratpac-Dune Entertainment is still attached to the film, Page Six reports.

Ratpac-Dune Entertainment helped to produce Wonder Woman by co-financing the film, helping to mitigate the overall risk for Warner Bros. One insider from Warner Bros. told the outlet the following:

“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. She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people 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 misconduct against women.”

This comes on the heels of sexual allegations against Ratner. In addition to the initial six women who claimed sexual misconduct and harrassment, more have come out, including X-Men: The Last Stand star Ellen Page, who was “outed” by the director during a cast and crew meet and greet before the film’s production back in the mid-2000s.

Warner Bros. had reportedly already severed ties with Ratner, but we’re still not sure to what extent that led, and if it included the high profile films like Wonder Woman 2.

One rep got in touch with Page Six and simply said, “False,” so we’ll have to file this away in the “rumor” category for now. All the same, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if true.

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SOURCE: Page Six

  • J-man The Great

    WW was good up until the horrible finale; can’t say I’m clamoring for a sequel because of that.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      That mustache then went on to star in Murder on the Orient Express.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Brett Rattner shouldn’t be fired for allegations, he should be fired for making terrible films.

  • TheOct8pus

    She’s so brave….

    Hahaha….

    But seriously…

    • Sinsdevice

      You know whats even more brave? Having a internet handle and posting your opinion anonymously.

  • Aline

    This whole situation makes me so uneasy. So many shit being reveled.

  • Sinsdevice

    Brett Rattner….another slob of a man that seems to go out of his way to look like shit. Then expects women to accept his creepy sexual harassment. What a POS.

    • Victor Roa

      his biggest success before all of this was doing the music videos for Mariah Carey after the “Honey” single….. he didn’t do the Honey video, so he’s not even relevant as an “innovator” even in the music video industry.

  • ElClownPrinceDeTrolls
  • Victor Roa

    Isn’t it amazing all of the problems we have today is because of X3 The Last Stand? It was the biggest Xmen film that gave Ratner success to launch Ratpac productions. Like if we had the time machine kill hitler scenario it’d be to “Stop X3 from getting made.” And we would never have the Fox VS marvel blood fued, or Halley Berry would never say “Kiss my black ass” to Brett which she then ordered a paycheck so big they couldn’t get Alan Cummings to return as Nightcrawler.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.