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Patty Jenkins: Ratner's ousting from Wonder Woman 2 a 'foregone conclusion' weeks ago

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Nov 14, 2017

As it turns out, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot had nothing to do with Brett Ratner being removed from producing the movie's 2019 sequel, according to the film's director, Patty Jenkins. 

"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," she stated during an interview with Entertainment Tonight

Ratner recently came under public scrutiny when several women (including Ellen Page and Olivia Munn) came out against him, accusing the director/producer of sexual harrasment. He joins the list of Hollywood mainstays being accused of sexual misconduct, along with Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, and more. 

Recently, a report circled the internet, claiming that Gadot would refuse to return to Wonder Woman 2 if Warner Bros. didn't remove Ratner as a producer on the film. 

"There's been a lot written about how I feel and my views about this topic and everyone knows how I feel about it," said Gadot in a different encounter with ET. "The truth is, there are so many people involved in making this movie and they all have echoed the same sentiments." 

The 32-year-old actress railed against sexual assault and bullying via Twitter on Oct. 13. 

Ratner's production company, Ratpac Entertainment, has produced every single DC movie since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, including this weekend's Justice League. In addition, it has been a part of dozens of other high-profile movies including Gravity, The Lego MovieMad Max: Fury Road, DunkirkIt, as well the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot and Steven Spielberg movie, Ready Player One

According to the company's Wikipedia page, Ratpac is still attached to the Justice League spin-offs for Jason Mamoa's Aquaman and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. It is unclear at this time whether the shingle will still produce these movies with Ratner being forced out of his own company, or whether Warner Bros. will completely sever ties. If so, this could cause dozens of in-place and future deals to fall through at multiple studios who would want to sever ties as well.


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