Wonder Woman Sequel Release Brought Forward


An announcement made yesterday from the studio revealed not only was "Wonder Woman 2" still on track, but the release date had been moved forward to november 1, 2019.

Now, Gadot and Jenkins have come forward to address the situation.

Ratner's production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce Wonder Woman as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros.

Gadot's performances in both Batman v. Superman and Wonder Woman earned her much critical acclaim, and with #WonderWoman being labelled as the best superhero film of all time by some, it certainly makes sense why Warner Bros. values Gadot so much. Highlights of the 16-film lineup include "Dear Basketball", based on a poem by Kobe Bryant and directed by Disney veteran Glen Keane (son of "The Family Circus" creator Bil Keane); "Next Door", made by Pixar's Pete Docter while a student at the California Institute of the Arts; and "The Hangman", a 50-year-old cautionary tale from Les Goldman ("How the Grinch Stole Chrismas!") and Paul Julian (whose vocal "beep-beep" is still used in Warner Bros.' "Road Runner" cartoons).

"First, Gadot is locked in to star in Wonder Woman 2 and there haven't been sour talks between the actress and Warner Bros' officials in regard to Ratner", read the report.

Melissa Raubvogel, Gadot's publicist, did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

According to deadline.com, RatPac Dune isn't committed to finance Wonder Woman 2.

After the Los Angeles Times published a November 1 story that detailed allegations by actresses including Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge and Jaime Ray Newman, Warner Bros. cut ties with Ratner.

A Hollywood source tells Page Six that Gadot - who last month backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award - 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.

While Gadot's ultimatum doesn't appear to have ever been real, it was met with sweeping support from fans, fellow actresses, and industry professionals at every corner, who thanked her for taking a stand against sexual harassment. The company previously included now-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as a principal.