Well, if there’s something longer than Snyder’s Justice League Cut, it’s definitely understanding what happened on the set of the 2017 film. After director Zack Snyder stepped down from direction, Marvel’s Avengers director Joss Whedon stepped to fill in the shoes. Now, four long years have passed and ever since, many cast members have alleged that Whedon’s approach to the film was very unprofessional and also, verbally abusive. Ray Fisher’s allegations even triggered a Warner Bros. investigation into the whole incident. While the studio has never made the results of the interrogation public to us, some took Whedon’s exit from The Nevers, a WarnerMedia owned project on HBO, as a sign that Whedon is no longer in the good books of the studio.
How Joss Whedon Threatened Gal Gadot During Justice League
Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman, rarely talked about this whole Whedon situation in the US, although she revealed in an interview on Israeli TV that Whedon “kind of threatened her career and said if she did something, he would make her career miserable.”
In a recent interview with Elle, Gadot revealed that she was “shocked” by the behavior, but she was intimidated by Joss and instead went to Warner Bros.
“Oh, I was shaking trees as soon as it happened. And I must say that the heads of Warner Brothers, they took care of it,” Gadot told the magazine. “You’re dizzy because you can’t believe this was just said to you. And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people. I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it’s not okay.”
This particular allegation hits really hard, as it seems to match up with earlier allegations of Whedon’s behaviour on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where the cast was younger and less influential than Gadot. After Ray Fisher’s allegations, many people from the sets of Buffy came forward to share their stories.
“I would’ve done the same thing, I think, if I was a man,” Gadot added to her story. “Would he tell me what he told me had I been a man? I don’t know. We’ll never know. But my sense of justice is very strong. I was shocked by the way that he spoke to me. But whatever, it’s done. Water under the bridge.”
While the representatives of Whedon have challenged these accusations, the filmmaker has barely made any public appearance since the Warner Bros. investigation began.