Director Joss Whedon reportedly threatened Gal Gadot’s career whereas conducting reshoots on 2017’s superhero team-up movie, Justice League. The Wonder Woman actor took the matter to the highest, and stated that it was addressed there after which.
Whedon has been accused of ‘abusive’ behaviour on the units of the movie, by actor Ray Fisher, who appeared as Cyborg. His co-star Jason Momoa, who performed Aquaman within the movie, seemingly corroborated Fisher’s claims in an Instagram submit.
A new story on The Hollywood Reporter cited sources as saying that the actor and the filmmaker clashed when Whedon ‘pushed Gadot to report traces she did not like, threatened to hurt Gadot’s career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins’. She reportedly demanded a meeting with the studio’s then-chairman Kevin Tsujihara.
“I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros handled it in a timely manner,” she stated in a press release, reacting to the developments. Whedon was introduced in as a substitute for unique director Zack Snyder, after Snyder was compelled to depart manufacturing due to a household tragedy. Whedon, identified for steering Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, was tasked with reshooting a number of parts of the movie.
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This is not the primary time that she has spoken in regards to the reported clashes. She had stated in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in December, “I wasn’t there with the guys when they shot with Joss Whedon — I had my own experience with [him], which wasn’t the best one, but I took care of it there and when it happened. I took it to the higher-ups and they took care of it. But I’m happy for Ray to go up and say his truth.”
An investigation was carried out by Warner Bros following Fisher’s allegations, and was concluded with none particulars being revealed. THR additionally quoted a witness who took half within the investigation as saying, “Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal. He told her he’s the writer and she’s going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”
Previously, reporter Grace Randolph added to the allegations and stated that Gal Gadot refused to shoot a comedic scene by which The Flash lands on her physique, and Whedon endured by bringing in a physique double to shoot the scene as a substitute. “I doubt we’ll ever get specifics from Ray Fisher re Joss Whedon, but here’s one I was the first to report: Gal Gadot didn’t want to film this scene, so Whedon did it w/ a stunt double. That’s why you can’t see her face,” Randolph wrote.