Joss Whedon reportedly threatened Gal Gadot’s career during Justice League reshoots

A new report says the Wonder Woman actress disagreed with the new director’s take on the character after he replaced Zack Snyder on the 2017 superhero blockbuster.

Fresh light is being shed on Gal Gadot’s reported experience with director Joss Whedon during the making of Justice League.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Ray Fisher laid out in detail his account of the indignities he suffered on set of the superhero blockbuster under Whedon and Warner Bros leadership at the time. Part of that article revealed an alleged “clash” between Gadot and Whedon, who was brought on to finish Justice League after Zack Snyder exited the project due to a family tragedy. Whedon declined to comment for THR’s story.

According to THR’s reporting, Fisher wasn’t the only Justice League star who disagreed with Whedon’s approach. THR quoted “a knowledgeable source” saying that Gadot also had concerns with Whedon’s take on Justice League, 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.” Justice League hit theaters only five months after Wonder Woman.

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Gal Gadot’s ‘Imagine’ Instagram video was peak cringe. A year later, here’s what’s changed.

The closest comparison I think of for Gal Gadot’s ill-advised pandemic Instagram video, published almost exactly a year ago today, is a video so cringe-inducing my editor said I couldn’t cite it in this column. And I know, such a parallel might seem outrageous given Gadot’s ostensibly wholesome singalong — made possible with help of a couple dozen A-list (and B-list… and C-list) celebrity friends. But the fact remains her video was so unbelievably awkward that it’s almost impossible to make it all the way through, even 12 months later.

And yet ironically, Gal Gadot’s video, which has racked up more than 10.5 million views, was meant to inspire. She starts off the three-minute missive she posted just days into most Covid-19 lockdowns by saying she was herself inspired by a video of an Italian man playing the trumpet on his balcony for his quarantined neighbors. She got Kristin Wiig on the phone and the two of them cajoled a rogue’s gallery of famous friends — Sarah Silverman, Will Farrell, Sia, Jamie Dornan, Mark Ruffalo, Maya Rudolph — into singing John Lennon’s famous peacenik ballad.

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