Justice League's Gal Gadot responds to Joss Whedon dispute claims

Justin Harp
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images for MTV

From Digital Spy

Justice League star Gal Gadot has responded to reports of an on-set dispute with replacement director Joss Whedon during the film's reshoots.

Whedon has been at the centre of controversy after being accused by Cyborg actor Ray Fisher of "abusive, unprofessional" behaviour once he took over the film from original director Zack Snyder. Whedon has declined to directly respond to these allegations.

The latest allegations come from a long-form interview with Fisher in The Hollywood Reporter, where the outlet cites unnamed sources in describing Whedon's alleged mistreatment of other cast members.

One incident mentioned allegedly saw Whedon threaten to harmfully alter Gadot's edit in the theatrical cut of Justice League after she'd objected to certain lines of dialogue he'd written for Wonder Woman.

Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

Gadot and her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins are said to have subsequently taken their concerns all the way to then-Warner Bros chairman Kevin Tsujihara,

Responding to these fresh claims, Gadot told the publication: "I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros handled it in a timely manner."

Digital Spy has reached out to representatives for Joss Whedon for a reaction to these allegations and Gadot's response to them.

While the extent of the alleged conflict had not been known until now, Gadot previously spoke about her problems with Whedon back in December.

"I'm happy for Ray to go out and speak his truth," she told The LA Times back then. "I wasn't there with the guys when they shot with Joss Whedon – I had my own experience with [him], which wasn't the best one, but I took care of it there and when it happened.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

"I took it to the higher-ups and they took care of it. But I'm happy for Ray to go up and say his truth."

Last year, WarnerMedia conducted an internal investigation on Justice League on-set conduct, ultimately announcing that "remedial action has been taken".

Whedon has not commented on similar misconduct claims from former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel co-workers Charisma Carpenter and Michelle Trachtenberg.

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