There’s been a lot of talk about Gal Gadot’s stance on Brett Ratner’s involvement in Wonder Woman 2, including reports that she would boycott the film if the producer accused of multiple acts of sexual misconduct remained attached — much of which has been speculative at best. Today on Today, Gadot cleared up the matter.
When asked about the reports, Gadot noted that she wasn’t the catalyst of the Ratner removal discussions, and that they were already underway before her name was brought into the mix:
“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 echoed 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.”
This comes on the heels of director Patty Jenkins saying that most parties concerned had agreed weeks ago that Ratner should be removed from the film. As she told Entertainment Tonight: "That whole thing [with Ratner] happened weeks ago, so that actually had nothing to do with Gal, that was a foregone conclusion, I think. I was surprised by that story.”
So it sounds like Ratner being taken off the picture is in the works, even if the legal wrangling remains unresolved. Ratner’s RatPac-Dune Entertainment co-financed last summer’s hit Wonder Woman, and has a deal in place for 2019’s planned sequel, so it’s far more complicated, legally speaking, then just agreeing he shouldn't be a part of the film.
On Oct. 13, Gadot posted the following message, welcoming change in the entertainment industry.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to open Nov. 1, 2019.