Gadot, who starred in Wonder Woman this summer, has more power in Hollywood now that the movie has broken box office records and turned her into a legitimate star. With this increased leverage, the Israeli actress has issued an ultimatum to Wonder Bros. – either replace Brett Ratner as one of the co-financers to the upcoming sequel to Wonder Woman or she bolts.
Just before news of Ratner’s sexual harassment claims hit the internet, Gadot refused to present Ratner an award at a prestigious dinner. The next day, the accusations were made public and Gadot brought her demands forward to the moviemakers.
RatPac-Dune Entertainment produced Wonder Woman along with Warner Bros. but now that Ratner is on the way to being blackballed in the industry, Gadot is demanding a buyout. Says a source:
“Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now 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.”
It seems that Brett doesn’t have a dog in this fight because how the hell are you going to back a movie about female empowerment when in private life you’ve done the direct opposite? The source also had this to say about Gadot, which does not bode well for Brett’s plight:
“She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women.”
In other words?
Brett is about to go down.
And not the way he likes!