Amidst accusations of sexual harassment and assault — including outing Ellen Page on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand — director Brett Ratner is quickly being pushed out of all Warner Brothers projects. The director already made the "personal choice" to split from Warner Brothers after six different women —including actress Olivia Munn — accused him of sexual misconduct, a seventh woman accused Ratner of rape.
While Ratner may now be "officially" on the outs with Warner Brothers, he still is part of a deal to co-finance Wonder Woman 2. Star Gal Gadot is not having that: just last month she backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, and now she reportedly has told Warner Brothers she will not play Wonder Woman again if Ratner is in any way involved in the project.
An insider told Page Six that Gadot “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.” Just like Wonder Woman herself, Gadot is taking a stand against evil — even if she's fighting with money and contracts rather than a Lasso of Truth.
Come to think of it, a Lasso of Truth would be great to bring to a few of these Hollywood board meetings...