Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot won't return for the 2019 sequel unless director-turned-financier Brett Ratner is removed from the project, according to New York Post's Page Six. Citing a "Hollywood source," Page Six said that Gadot doesn't want the film "to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct."
Best known as a director, Ratner is also a principal in RatPac-Dune Entertainment - which has financed numerous movies for Warner Bros. including the three recent DCEU films - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman - as well as this week's Justice League.
“Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman, thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie," said Page Six's source. "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."
Gadot was initially signed to a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman, which would end with this week's Justice League. The actor has publicly expressed she plans to return for the Wonder Woman sequel, but no announced deal has been reported.