Joss Whedon allegedly threatened to end Gal Gadot’s career on the set of Justice League.
The drama surrounding troubled director Joss Whedon’s Justice League continues, with disturbing new accusations against Gal Gadot.
The drama surrounding troubled director Joss Whedon’s Justice League continues.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Ray Fisher – who played Cyborg in the DC superhero film – elaborated on how Whedon, 56, was reportedly unprofessional during reshoots following his replacement as director by Zack Snyder.
THR also revealed in the profile that Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman, had some differences with Whedon.
Gadot had “issues with her character being more violent than her character in Wonder Woman,” a source told the publication.
“She decided to keep the character consistent from film to film,” the source explained.
Whedon and Gadot allegedly clashed further when he changed the script and required her to record new lines that she felt were out of character.
Whedon reportedly threatened to ruin Gadot’s career if she refused to bend. “He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines so he can make her look incredibly dumb in this film,” a witness said.
Additionally, Whedon allegedly made disparaging remarks about fellow director Patty Jenkins, who directed the two Wonder Woman films.
The pair allegedly protested to then-Warner chairman Kevin Tsujihara.
Gadot told THR: “I had my differences with [Whedon], and Warner Bros. treated them expeditiously.” The actress did not define the nature of the “issues.”
In December, she told the Los Angeles Times, “I had my own experience with [him], which wasn’t the best, but I handled it there, and when anything happened, I brought it to the higher-ups, who handled it.” However, I welcome Ray’s decision to go up and speak his truth.”
Jenkins discussed how no one took Joss Whedon’s Justice League seriously on the ReelBlend podcast in December. “All of us DC directors discarded [Whedon’s film] in the same way that the fans did,” she explained.
Fisher reported online in July that “Joss Wheadon’s [sic] on-set abuse of the Justice League cast and crew was disgusting, violent, unprofessional, and utterly unacceptable.” “Geoff Johns and Jon Berg supported him in various ways.”
Johns and Berg produced the film and were also executives at Warner Bros. Pictures at the time.
Since then, WarnerMedia has conducted an investigation into the allegations, but announced in December that the investigation is complete and that “corrective action has been taken.”
Whedon has previously refrained from commenting on the Justice League claims. Fox News has reached out to Whedon’s representative for comment.