Gal Gadot Confirms That Brett Ratner Is No Longer Involved In 'Wonder Woman' Sequel

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Gal Gadot Confirms That Brett Ratner Is No Longer Involved In 'Wonder Woman' Sequel

Hollywood producer Brett Ratner has met his match in Gal Gadot. The 'Wonder Woman' actor said that she would not make a sequel to the blockbuster movie, if he remained involved in the project. Warner Bros must have taken her seriously, knowing also that women worldwide would boycott the film with any new 'Wonder Woman' in place. That will not be necessary. 

Vanity Fair reports that Gadot is on the record revealing that before the Wonder Woman star even appeared on 'Today' Wednesday morning, interviewed by Savannah Guthrie, the matter had been resolved. In fact, says Gadot, it was resolved before the Page Six article.

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Issues Ultimatum To Warner Bros: It's Ratner Or Me

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Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Issues Ultimatum To Warner Bros: It's Ratner Or Me

In recent days, multiple women in Hollywood -- six at latest count including actors Olivia Munn and Ellen Page --  are coming forward to accuse director and producer Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is not one of them, but Gadot has flexed her muscle in negotiations for phase two in the new franchise, giving an ultimatum to Warner Bros: it's either me or Ratner. 

Page Six reports that Gadot is threatening to walk away from her role in 'Wonder Woman' in the midst of negotiations for a sequel to the $821 million worldwide blockbuster movie unless Ratner's relationship with the DC Comics universe is completely severed. “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.

Related 11/12/2017: Model Accuses Brett Ratner of Masturbating in Front of Her in a Chaffeured Car The Cut

Gal Gadot Is All 'Wonder Woman' Lensed By Paola Kudacki For ELLE US December 2017

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Gal Gadot Is All 'Wonder Woman' Lensed By Paola Kudacki For ELLE US December 2017

Actor Gal Gadot covers the December 2017 issue of ELLE US, styled by Simon Robins in Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co jewely, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Gucci and more. Photographer Paola Kudackicaptures Gadot with an engaging interview by Holly Milea

“There’s been a fear for years of her being ‘clean’ and yet still tough,” says Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who, three-quarters of a century after Wonder Woman made her DC Comics debut, brought the superheroine’s story to big-screen life last year, starring Gal Gadot. “So many people’s assumptions about what would make a tough woman is actually a damaged woman. People were confusing strength with defensiveness, and I was like, ‘Why would she be defensive? She totally trusts people! Why would she be angry? She assumes that she’s going to be treated well. She has no chip on her shoulder!’”

Wait until she finds out she’s getting paid 80 cents on the dollar.

In fact, it's director James Cameron who took it upon himself to issue a negative critique of Gadot's 'Wonder Woman'. After all, a successful man would have the answers, right? Cameron called Gadot "an objectified icon", pointing instead to Linda Hamilton's 'Terminator' character as what a female action protagonist should be. "She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit," Cameron said of the character Sarah Connor.) Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' was "a step backwards" for women. In post-Hillary defeat America, director Patty Jenkins was not amused.  

Jenkins noted that women don't need to be one thing to be a hero. THR shared her counter-argument:

Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' Is Now The Fifth Biggest Superhero Movie Ever In North America

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Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman' Is Now The Fifth Biggest Superhero Movie Ever In North America

Forbes writes on Monday that "Yup, on today, its 95th day of release, the Gal Gadot/Chris Pine superhero adventure movie has cleared $409.1m domestic. That means, inflation notwithstanding, the film is the fifth-biggest superhero movie of all time in North America, behind only 'The Dark Knight Rises' ($448m), 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' ($459m), 'The Dark Knight' ($534m) and 'The Avengers' ($623m).."

'Wonder Woman' has out-grossed all but four male-driven comic book superhero movies. Yet, it is merely the eighth-biggest female-led blockbuster of all time in North America, behind 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' ($425 million), 'Finding Dory' ($486m), 'Beauty and the Beast' ($504m), 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' ($529m), 'Jurassic World' ($652m),  'Titanic' ($658m) and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' ($937m). 

Jenkins is interviewed, along with Lucy Davis who plays Etta Candy, in the film, by Laura Brounstein for Cosmopolitan. Front of mind is 'Titanic' director James Cameron who took it upon himself to mansplain  why 'Wonder Woman' is not a feminist film. In fact, Cameron argued in an interview forThe Guardian that the film represents a setback for women. Jenkins responded on Twitter:

Gal Gadot Auditioned For 'Wonder Woman' Tuned To Beyoncé's 'Girls Rule The World'

Actor Gal Gadot covers the May 2017 cover of W Magazine, lensed by Craig McDean. The 'Wonder Woman' star is styled in Gucci, Prada, Diane von Furstenberg and more by new editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful. 

A Sexy, Strong Gal Gadot Talks 'Wonder Woman' Movie In The World Of Motherhood

A Sexy, Strong Gal Gadot Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie In The World Of Motherhood

Teddy Wayneinterviews Gadot, known today as Gisele in the Fast & Furious franchise, but preparing to become the world’s next Wonder Woman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. This role is “just a warm-up for the actress”. 

Speaking of this role, Gadot explains: “I didn’t want to do the obvious role that you see in Hollywood most of the time, which is the heartbroken girl who’s waiting to be rescued by the guy, blah, blah, blah. I wanted to do something different. Little did I know that I would land Wonder Woman not long after.”

Land it she did! Gadot will reprise her superhero identity in the “long-gestating” ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, with female director Patty Jenkins at the helm. The film is the first female-centric entry in the superhero genre since 2005’s ‘Elektra’, with Jennifer Garner.