While we’re all swept up in the hype that’s heralding Justice League‘s arrival in cinemas this weekend, there are many of us who are understandably already looking forward to Wonder Woman 2. After all, lead actress Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins found the winning formula earlier this year with what this writer believes to be one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.
In the midst of all this, we’ve had to deal with Pandora’s Box being opened, as Hollywood has seen no shortage of scandals come to light in the past few weeks. One such example is that of big name director Brett Ratner having sexual harassment allegations aimed at him.
As you may be aware, Ratner’s RatPac-Dune Entertainment actually helped to co-finance the first Wonder Woman flick, in addition to some other entries in the DC Extended Universe. Understandably, Gal Gadot was said to have wanted to distance herself from Ratner, requesting that he in no way be involved with the film’s sequel.
Actually, according to the Amazon Warrior herself, the latest gossip reports were kind of old news, as she said the situation has already been resolved when appearing on Today:
“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. But the truth is, there’s so many people involved in making this movie – it’s not just me – and they all echoed the same sentiments. You know what I mean? So, 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.”
Even though Gadot has now firmly established herself as a force at the box office, it certainly helped that her colleagues supported her cause. After all, not only is this franchise important to the superhero genre as a whole, but it’s served as inspiration for countless women and young girls, so we’re thrilled to see it amicably continue.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 1, 2019.