More and more details as to just how bad Joss Whedon was to work with for the cast and crew of “Justice League” continue to surface. There had been rumors from the set for a long time to this effect, going so far as to say the replacement director had threatened multiple stars.
This new report is part of the fairly in-depth article The Hollywood Reporter published this morning, diving deep into all of Ray Fisher‘s allegations against Whedon. It’s not pretty. And those who have known about Whedon’s behavior for decades should absolutely be ashamed of their part in allowing him to perpetuate such dangerous and damaging actions.
According to THR’s sources, “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was one of the multiple cast members who had serious clashes with Whedon. From the article:
And one Justice League star ended up taking her complaints not only to the head of the film studio but also to the chairman of Warner Bros. A knowledgeable source says Gadot had multiple concerns with the revised version of the film, including “issues about her character being more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman. She wanted to make the character flow from one movie to the next.”
The biggest clash, sources say, came when Whedon pushed Gadot to record lines she didn’t like, threatened to harm Gadot’s career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. While Fisher declines to discuss any of what transpired with Gadot, a witness on the production who later spoke to investigators says that after one clash, “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.”
A knowledgeable source says Gadot and Jenkins went to battle, culminating in a meeting with then-Warners chairman Kevin Tsujihara. Asked for comment, Gadot says in a statement: “I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner.”
This of course isn’t the only issue to come from the film, but we’re very glad to see it’s finally being addressed.