Joss Whedon reportedly threatened Gal Gadot’s career, saying he could “ make her look incredibly stupid ” on the set of Justice League, according to a bombshell report.
The Hollywood Reporter released an extensive article full of many claims against the 56-year-old filmmaker, including alleged friction he had with the 35-year-old Israeli actress.
According to a source for the publication, Gadot had “ multiple concerns about the film’s revised version, including issues that her character was more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman. ” She wanted to make the character flow from one movie to another. ‘
For context, Wonder Woman was released in June 2017, while Justice League was released in November just months later.
Controversy: Joss Whedon (right) reportedly threatened Gal Gadot (left) ‘career, saying he could’ make her look incredibly stupid ‘on the set of Justice League, according to a bombshell report by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday
Whedon has been hit with multiple allegations against him over the past year, including many allegations about what happened on set during the filming of the DC Comics movie.
The insider also claimed that the biggest conflict came when Whedon urged the actress to include lines she didn’t like and “ threatened to hurt Gadot’s career and discredit Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. ”
THR reports that a witness in production who later spoke to detectives said: “Joss bragged that he broke up with Gal. He told her that he is the writer and that she shut up and says the rules and he can make her look incredibly silly in this movie. ‘
A source told the publication that this all came to a head when Gadot and 49-year-old Jenkins sat down with then Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara.
Not Satisfied: According to a source for the publication, Gadot had “ multiple concerns about the film’s revised version, including issues that her character was more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman. ” She wanted the character to flow from one movie to another ‘
Gadot was asked to comment on the THR story and released a statement that read, ‘I had my problems with diabetes [Whedon] and Warner Bros. has handled it in a timely manner. ‘
In December, the actress confirmed she was being interviewed as part of WarnerMedia’s investigation into allegations about Whedon on the set of Justice League.
“ I know they have done a very thorough investigation, if only how much time I have spent with them, ” the Israeli actress said during an interview for The Big Ticket Podcast on December 17.
On December 11, WarnerMedia released a statement saying that the investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace on the Justice League set had been completed.
Feature Role: For context, Wonder Woman was released in June 2017, while Justice League was released just months later in November
Bond: The insider also claimed that the biggest conflict came when Whedon urged the actress to include lines she didn’t like and “ threatened to harm Gadot’s career and discredit Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
The company added that “corrective action has been taken.”
“I don’t know what that means either,” Gadot said on the podcast. “I’m curious what the outcome will be.”
The investigation was fueled by allegations made by Ray Fisher, the actor who plays Cyborg, that Whedon was guilty of “ rude, insulting, unprofessional ” behavior on the set of the superhero movie.
Gadot, who didn’t shoot at the same time, did tell Fisher LA Times in December that her own experience working with Whedon “wasn’t the best.”
“But I arranged it there and then it happened,” she said. “I took it to the higher ups and they took care of it.”
Leading the way: The investigation was sparked by allegations made by Ray Fisher (seen December 2018), the actor who plays Cyborg, that Whedon was guilty of “ rude, insulting, unprofessional ” behavior on the set of the superhero film
Fisher first voiced his concerns about Whedon on June 29 by posting a video on Twitter of herself who previously sang the director’s praises, writing, “I’d like to take a moment to forcefully retract every bit of this statement.”
Whedon stepped in to finish the superhero movie in 2016, after director Zack Snyder was called away due to a family emergency. Snyder has since released his own slice of the movie on HBO Max.
Fisher followed it up on July 1, tweetingJoss Whedon’s on-set treatment of the Justice League cast and crew was rude, insulting, unprofessional and completely unacceptable. It was made possible in many ways by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. ‘
The Baltimore-born actor further revealed Twitter in August that the studio launched an independent investigation after ‘five weeks of interviews’ with cast and crew.
The Justice League investigation was sparked by Ray Fisher’s allegation that Whedon was guilty of “ offensive, unprofessional ” behavior on set. Fisher plays the character Cyborg in the movie
Update: Last week, Fisher had tweeted the news that WarnerMedia had completed its investigation and introduced “ corrective actions, ” although it is not known what they are
Fisher had an extensive interview in the same The Hollywood Reporter piece released Tuesday about the ordeal, when he slammed the studio’s handling of the allegations, claiming that some executives are unsuitable for their positions.
The studio’s parent company, WarnerMedia, said in December that the investigation into Fisher’s complaints had been completed and that “ corrective action ” had been taken.
It didn’t go further, and Fisher has since demanded that the results of the investigation be made public.
Speaking of what he thought was a cover by studio executives in relation to the study, Fisher said, “I don’t believe some of these people are fit for leadership positions.
“I don’t want them to be excommunicated from Hollywood, but I don’t think they should be responsible for hiring and firing other people.”
He said he feels like he was able to make a point in the past year.
“If I can’t be accountable … at least I can make people aware of who they are dealing with.”
Whedon and the studio have not commented on Fisher’s allegations.
Reset: Whedon took over Justice League after Snyder left production for family reasons