JUSTICE LEAGUE: Joss Whedon Threatened Gal Gadot's Career And Disparaged WONDER WOMAN's Patty Jenkins On Set

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Joss Whedon Threatened Gal Gadot's Career And Disparaged WONDER WOMAN's Patty Jenkins On Set

More details about Joss Whedon's misconduct on the set of Justice League's reshoots have been revealed, including the fact that the filmmaker openly threatened Gal Gadot's career over lines of dialogue.

Joss Whedon's Hollywood career is almost certainly over after a recent series of allegations, and things continue to get worse for the filmmaker who went from writing cult favourite TV shows to helming two record-breaking blockbusters for Marvel Studios (2012's The Avengers and its 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The portrait of Whedon as a bully and an abusive person to work with on the sets of his movie and TV shows is being clearly painted now, and while we've heard pretty much nothing about those type of incidents during his tenure in the MCU, it seems the writer and director chose not to hold back while working on Justice League's reshoots in 2017.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon clashed with all the stars in the movie, including Jeremy Irons. However, Gal Gadot was extremely unhappy and ended up taking her complaints to the then chairman of Warner Bros. She had concerns over Whedon's rewrites, 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."

When Whedon pushed Gadot to film lines she wasn't on board with, "[he] threatened to harm Gadot's career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins." One source even tells the trade that, "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."

Gadot and Jenkins took their issues to Kevin Tsujihara, and it seems that may have gone some way towards resolving the matter. In a statement, Gadot says: "I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner."

That's probably as many specifics as we're going to get from the actress, but it's clear now that Whedon created a toxic environment for more than just Ray Fisher.

Why? Well, it could be that it's just the sort of person he is. Whedon was key in shaping what the MCU would become (he certainly brought the now trademark humour into these movies), but what the actors who worked on those projects went through...well, it can't have been pleasant.

With Justice League, Whedon was tasked with fixing the movie, but as we now know, he only made it worse. 

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