I was stoked about Wonder Woman even before it hit theaters, but I would never have guessed just how successful it would end up being both with critics and moviegoers alike. While the DCEU in general has struggled, DC’s reigning princess has pulled a lot of weight onto her shoulders. It’s not surprising that the studio and big parties interested in the movie are taking a hard look at who is involved, and now news has come out that producer Brett Ratner and his company Rat Pac Dune are no longer involved with the sequel.
Rumors surfaced last week that star Gal Gadot had issued an ultimatum to the movie studio that she would not be involved with the movie if Brett Ratner was, following claims of harassment from other actresses he’d worked with previously. Speaking on Today Thursday morning, though, Gadot revealed that the partnership ended even before those rumors surfaced.
“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,” Gadot said. “But the truth is, there’s so many people involved in making this movie, 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.”
With the movie helping to finally bring some positive attention on the DCEU and hauling in a ton of money – as well as making a bona fide star of Gal Gadot – it’s unlikely the studio is going to have a tough time finding all the producers it could want.
Wonder Woman 2 is currently set to release sometime in November 2019.