The upcoming Wonder Woman 2 movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) will be the first to adopt new policies to combat sexual harassment on and off the set.
The announcement was made by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) on the weekend, following a meeting last week where board members unanimously approved strict guidelines to define a hostile work environment, identify sexual harassment, and clarify misconceptions about sexual harassment. The voluntary organization hopes that the steps taken will help safeguard potential victims and for witnesses to report any incidents.
“Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of the Producers Guild membership,” presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary said. “As producers, we provide key leadership in creating and sustaining work environments built on mutual respect, so it is our obligation to change our culture and eradicate this abuse.”
The PGA further recommended that all productions comply with federal and state laws regarding the trending issue by providing necessary anti-sexual harassment training to all members of the cast and crew before the start of principal photography.
The upcoming Wonder Woman 2 movie will not see the inclusion of Brett Ratner, who was involved in production for the first installment. He recently faced accusations from Ellen Page, who played Shadowcat in X-Men: The Last Stand, and Olivia Munn, who played Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse, for “verbal and homophobic abuse” on the set. Warner Bros. has since then confirmed that he will not be involved in any further projects.
Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide in November next year. It will see Gal Gadot return as Diana, princess of the Amazon warriors.