Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has threatened to leave the movie franchise if alleged sex pest Brett Ratner is not fired.
This comes amid sexual harassment claims against Ratner, the director and producer.
“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,” a source told Page Six.
“She’s 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 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.”
The 32-year-old beauty’s threat puts the sequel into question as Ratner faces multiple sexual harassment allegations.
It has previously been reported that Ratner is to part ways with the studio while the accusations against him are investigated.
A Warner Bros insider said: “Brett made a lot of money from the success of Wonder Woman, thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie.
“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.”
The news would put the studio into a tough place considering Ratner’s deal doesn’t expire until 2018.
Representatives for Gadot and Ratner did not comment, but a Warner Bros rep said the reports are “false”.
These allegations come in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal which has shone a light on a history of sexual misconduct in Hollywood with the careers of figures including Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. in jeopardy.