The director’s behavior on the set of the film initiated by Zack Snyder was described by Ray Fisher as “abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable.”
In 2020, three years after the theatrical release of League of Justice and while Zack Snyder was working on his version of the film, Ray Fisher – in charge of giving life to Victor Stone/Cyborg– accused Joss Whedon of abuse of power during the filming of the film that united the superheroes of the dc cinematic universe. Snyder directed the film, but Whedon replaced him after the former left the project. That’s when the problems for the cast started. Not only Fisher has spoken of the behavior “abusive, unprofessional and completely unacceptable” of Whedon. Gal Gadot has also confirmed that she had problems with him.
Although specific details of what happened to Whedon have not been released, Gadot has spoken about what it was like to experience such behavior. “I reacted as soon as it happened. And I have to say, the bosses at Warner Bros. took care of that.”, begins the actress in She.
As Gadot adds:
Going back to the sense of righteousness that I have … You get dizzy because you can’t believe what he’s told you. If you tell me, then obviously you tell a lot more people. I just did what I felt I had to do. And it was telling people that it wasn’t okay
The actress has continued to emphasize her sense of justice with her statements. “I think he would have done the same if he were a man. Would he have told me what he told me if I were a man? I don’t know. We will never know. But my sense of justice is very strong. I was surprised by the way the who spoke. But whatever it is, it’s done. The past is past. “, concludes.
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It was April 2021, weeks before HBO premiered Zack Snyder’s Justice League -the original director’s version of the film- when THR published a report in which he spoke of Whedon’s behavior on the set of the film. It was in him that it was revealed that the filmmaker told Gadot that “he was the writer and for her to shut up and say the lines and that he could make her look incredibly stupid in the movie.”
The conflict between the two began when the director pressured the actress to record phrases with which she did not agree. Besides his words towards Gadot, also belittled Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman.
In May, Gadot confirmed the Israeli medium N12 that what was told in that report was real. Also, Gadot already said in December 2020 that working with Whedon “It wasn’t the best of experiences”.
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The actress still has one more installment left in the DC cinematic universe as Wonder Woman. Only ten days after the premiere of the sequel to the superhero trilogy, Wonder Woman 1984, it was announced that Wonder Woman 3 it was already in development. Just a few days ago, during the DC FanDome, Jenkins confirmed that he was already working on the third installment.