Girl Power at it's finest...
Wonder Woman 2 is making history – even before the first take is underway. It has been announced that the sequel to Gal Gadot’s blockbuster will be the first film to adopt the new on set code of conduct – as outlined by the Producer’s Guild of America last Friday – to prevent sexual harassment in the industry.
The move comes after Wonder Woman parted ways with producer and financier, Brett Ratner who has faced accusations of sexual harassment from a number of women. Most prominently, Ellen Page who worked with Ratner on X-Men: Last Stand.
The rules vary from basic common sense to initiating more proactive measures to curb the tide of sexual abuse. PGA’s guidelines state that everyone must obey local and federal guidelines regarding sexual assault as well as creating advocates on set to whom workers can report anything that makes them feel uncomfortable – without fear. Plus all cast and crew must attend in person sexual harassment training – if working on a TV show everyone must attend before the start of a new season.
Wonder Woman was a shock record breaker, becoming the top-grossing superhero origin movie in both the domestic and worldwide box office. Gal Gadot and co rocketed past the likes of Batman and Superman whilst also outdoing ANY Spider-Man movie. The film to date has grossed $821.74. Casual.
Gal Gadot herself has become a prominent and powerful advocate for Times Up movement. Whilst receiving the second ever #SeeHer Award at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Gal made us ugly cry with her rousing message and concluded with, “My promise and commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced, and we will continue to band together to make strides, uniting for equality.” Are we the only ones fist pumping at our desk?
Gal Gadot will return to the Wonder Woman set with female director, Patty Jenkins (YESSS!!!) this year. The sequel is due to be released in 2019. The wait is ON.