Gal Gadot has reportedly chosen to use her power for good in a move that Wonder Woman herself would be proud of. In early November, Brett Ratner was accused of sexually assaulting Natasha Henstridge. After the first accusation, more and more women chose to speak up regarding his behavior including Olivia Munn and Ellen Page. Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in the movie by the same namesake, has reportedly decided not to play her character until Ratner is out of the picture.
In a report made by Page Six, a source told them that Gadot, “is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn’t want her hit ‘Wonder Woman’ franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct.”
Ratner’s production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, had a co-financing deal with Warner Brother’s and had assisted in producing “Wonder Woman.” His company is expected to take a large sum of profits and it seems Gadot wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
As the source stated, Gadot is, “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.”
At the time of this announcement, Warner Bros. had already severed times with Ratner. However, the deal with RatPac to the tune of $450 million in financing is still intact until March 2018. There is speculation that if RatPac’s deal is extended under the leadership of Len Blavantnik, nothing will really change.
Lst wk Warner Bros. removed Ratner’s name from upcoming movies YET their $450 mil deal w RatPac remained in place. Publicly slap his wrist but continue to work with him. Same response as in 2011 😞 BUT there’s a report that @GalGadot drew a line in the sand. If true, AMAZING ❤️ https://t.co/ZyDIBOZqkD
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) November 12, 2017
Based on the source, this is where Gadot’s power move comes in. The success of “Wonder Woman” had a box office intake of $821 million worldwide. Gadot’s supposed actions could mean Warner’s Bros. has the only two choices: to jeopardize their financing but stand for women’s safety and for the survivors, or to pick an alleged serial abuser above all, risking their own reputation.
Although the report is based on a single source the story has taken a life of it’s own. It is now up to Warner Bros. to respond to the public.