Joss Whedon threatened to end Gal Gadot’s career?
After the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the original 2017 version is under a lot of scrutinies. And fans as well as many cast members are blaming Warner Bros. and the director Joss Whedon for that fiasco. However, the problems in the 2017 film were a lot more severe than just poor direction. Many Warner Bros. executives and Joss Whedon are also blamed for their abusive and unprofessional behavior. Now, in Ray Fisher’s recent interview, the Cyborg actor has revealed that Whedon also threatened to ruin Gal Gadot’s career in Justice League.
Joss Whedon threatened Gal Gadot that he would ruin her career
In his recent explosive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher further exposed the alleged unprofessional misconduct of Joss Whedon. This time, he revealed how abusive his behavior was towards Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot. The most shocking claim by Fisher is that Whedon actually threatened to harm Gal Gadot’s career while shooting Justice League. Furthermore, Whedon also belittled Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman. The THR report read:
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.Ray Fisher while talking to THR
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.”
How Whedon mistreated other actors on-set
This just one of the many claims Ray Fisher made in the interview. Fisher has been a very vocal critic of Joss Whedon and several Warner Bros. While working with Whedon and the executives, Fisher often had to:
explain some of the most basic points of what would be offensive to the Black community.Ray Fisher
Furthermore, Fisher often tried to approach Whedon with notes to help better represent in character. But, Whedon was very unprofessionally dismissive of Fisher’s suggestions as he was towards Gal Gadot, cutting him off mid-sentence and saying:
It feels like I’m taking notes right now, and I don’t like taking notes from anybody — not even Robert Downey Jr.Joss Whedon’s remarks to Fisher
Moreover, Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher were not the only cast members whose suggestions Whedon dismissed. Aquaman actor Jason Momoa also got a similar treatment when he questioned the new lines written into Justice League.
Apart from Whedon, Fisher also revealed that then DC films co-chairman Jon Berg and WB studio chief Toby Emmerich had a problem with Fisher’s Cyborg/Victor Stone being at the forefront of Justice League. According to Fisher, the two:
had discussions in which they said they could not have ‘an angry Black man’ at the center of the film.Ray Fisher to THR
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