Gal Gadot, the Israeli star of "Wonder Woman," has verified the rumors that producer Brett Ratner will not be part of the sequel.
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Gadot was reported to have taken a strong stance on the allegations against Ratner. refusing to work on "Wonder Woman 2" unless he was removed from the project. Two weeks ago, the actress canceled her appearance at a Jewish National Fund awards dinner honoring the producer, whom she was supposed to present with an award.
"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 told co-host Savannah Guthrie on "The Today Show" Wednesday morning.
Responding to Guthrie's question on whether she said she didn't want to work with Ratner because of the accusations, Gadot answered, "There are 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," Gadot told Guthrie, "but there was nothing for me to actually come and say, ’cause it was already done before this article [about the allegations] came out, you know?"
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to be released in theaters in November 2019.