"Wonder Woman" grossed over $800 million at the box office singlehandedly ushered in a new era of hope for the beleaguered DC Extended Universe.
A spokesperson claimed the issue came down to a scheduling conflict as Gadot has been on a worldwide publicity tour with her "Justice Leage" cast, however it seems more and more likely it may also be due to allegations surrounding the director, producer and founder of RatPac-Dune Entertainment.
"She's tough and stands by her principles", a source told Page Six.
Warner Bros. has moved the film up to November 1, 2019 from its previous date of December 13, 2019.
And last week, actress Ellen Page penned a Facebook post recounting a moment on the set of X-Men: The Last Stand - which Ratner directed - alleging that Ratner harassed her by specifically telling another woman to "fuck her to make her realize she's [Page is] gay".
The awards event took place days before Ratner was accused by six women of sexual harassment and assault, which include "strong-arming" a 19-year-old actress into performing oral sex on him and forcing a woman to watch him masturbate.
It appears Gadot has demanded that Warner Bros. buy out Ratner from his part in the "Wonder Woman" sequel or she won't sign onto appear.
The source was quoted as saying: "They can't have a movie rooted in women's empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women".
Separately, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Burbank-based studio will not renew this deal with Ratner beyond 2018.
Gal Gadot is fighting back. And it looks like star Gal Gadot is officially locked-in to return. Of course, it's worth noting that Ratner is not involved with Wonder Woman 2 in any way.
"Wonder Woman" fans approve of this power move.
We certainly hope not; we couldn't imagine anyone embodying everything Wonder Woman stands for quiet so perfectly.