Ratner's RatPac production company has been producing WB movies including Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, Gravity, The LEGO Movie, Annabelle, American Sniper, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, Suicide Squad, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, Justice League and It.
According to Deadline, a statement issued by festival chairman Harold Matzner noted, "Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman" showed us a strong, capable, poised, curious and compassionate character, and her performance has been universally praised, resonating with audiences everywhere".
The source added of Israeli-born Gadot, "She's tough and stands by her principles". She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet, ' a Warner Bros. insider told the outlet.
Last month, Gadot backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, during which she was supposed to present him with an award.
Representatives for Gadot and Ratner did not offer any comment on the report, while a Warner Bros. representative called the report "false". Gadot, who played the leading role, wants Warner Bros.to get rid of completely amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him.
A person familiar with the decision said that Ratner's expired first-look production deal with the studio will not be renewed and that he will no longer occupy the office space he rented on the company's lot in Burbank, Calif.
Gadot is to appear in a sequel, Wonder Woman 2, which is due to be released on December 13, 2019.
She has been outspoken against the barrage of sexual misconduct allegations levied against Hollywood heavyweights in recent weeks, lauding the "courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out".
"We are all united in this time of change".
It has been an wonderful year for the 32-year-old-actress, whose DC Comics blockbuster shattered records at the box office upon its release in June (17), becoming the highest grossing live action film by a female director, Patty Jenkins, and scoring the highest three-day take at the box office for a movie by a female director.