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Gal Gadot comments on Wonder Woman/Brett Ratner report

If we were to crown a winner of 2017, the honor would likely be bestowed on Gal Gadot. She dominated the summer with her work as Princess Diana/Wonder Woman and has become an inspirational beacon of courage and strength for women everywhere. Many people expressed their love for her even more after a report began to circle this week that she was threatening to bail out of WONDER WOMAN 2 unless Warner Bros. severed ties with Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual assault. Though she never was on the record of having said anything, she has finally spoken on the matter.

While promoting JUSTICE LEAGUE on TODAY (via THR), Gadot spoke with host Savannah Guthrie about the report that Page Six put out, in which an unnamed source said Gadot would refuse to appear in the sequel unless they got rid of Ratner, and cut off all ties with his company. Gadot said that though she in no way hides her emotions on the matter, there was no need to actually say anything because everyone involved with the movie was already on the same page:

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. But the truth is, there's so many people involved in making this movie, it's not just me, and they all echo the same sentiments. Everyone knew what was the right thing to do, but there was nothing for me to actually come and say, because it was already done before this article came out.

Though no one doubts Gadot would have no problem standing up and speaking her mind if action had not been taken against Ratner – like she said – the matter was already taken care of when the report came out. Early in November Warner Bros. announced they were cutting ties with Ratner, and will not work with him on any future endeavors. The company ceased working with Ratner as reports against him escalated in recent weeks, with actresses like Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge, and Ellen Page all coming out to share their stories of Ratner and his acts of sexual misconduct. However, the deal the studio made with his company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, does not expire till March 2018, and the company is financing several projects until then, including READY PLAYER ONE from Steven Spielberg, GAME NIGHT and Clint Eastwood’s 15:17 TO PARIS. WB intends to honor the deal until the end of March and no plans for renewal seem to exist. 

 Not too long after the Page Six report dropped it was announced by Warner Bros. that WONDER WOMAN 2 was moving up its release from December 2019 to November 1, 2019, with both director Patty Jenkins and Gadot, confirmed to return.

Catch Gadot in JUSTICE LEAGUE which is in theaters this Friday!

Source: Today (w/video)THR

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