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Gal Gadot Might Walk Away From Wonder Woman 2

Sources say she won't tolerate Brett Ratner connection
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2017 4:20 AM CST

(Newser) Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is ready to walk away from the role that made her famous if Brett Ratner remains involved in any way, insiders tell Page Six. Multiple women have accused Ratner of sexual misconduct, and Hollywood sources say Gadot is refusing to sign up for Wonder Woman 2 if his production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which co-financed the first movie, is connected to the project. Gadot is demanding Warner Bros. buy Ratner out of his financing deal, the insiders say. "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 source says.

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And that "Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops," the source adds. "They can't have a movie rooted in women's empowerment being part-financed by a man ­accused of sexual misconduct against women." There has been no public comment from Gadot or Warner Bros. on the issue yet, but Gadot is already being widely praised on social media for her reported stance, BuzzFeed reports. Wonder Woman was a major success earlier this year, and much of the momentum it created could be lost if Gadot, who reprised the role in Justice League, departs the project, CNBC notes. (Ratner is suing a women who accuses him of raping her.)

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