Why Would Joss Whedon Threaten Gal Gadot?

'Wonder Woman: 1984'Credit: Warner Bros.
Don't take on Wonder Woman if you can't handle the lasso of truth. 

We know the set of Justice League was fraught with angst between the cast and replacement director. We've heard about the abuse Ray Fisher endured, and we know that Zack Snyder had to fight for a long time to get his version of the movie seen. 

Many of these issues had to do with Joss Whedon, who was brought in after Snyder was forced to leave for personal reasons. Well, in an interview with Israeli news outlet N12, actor Gal Gadot elaborated on her prior statements about her time on set with Whedon. 

When Whedon was trying to make changes to the character of Wonder Woman, the two were going back and forth. 

N12’s Yuna Leibzon said to Gadot, “He even said you should just be pretty and say your lines. You weren’t going to let him get away with it."

Gadot replied, “No.”

Then the actress elaborated, saying, “What I had with Joss basically is that he kind of threatened my career and said if I did something he would make my career miserable. I handled it on the spot.” 

Wow. It's wild to think Whedon, the new director on set, would be so worried about getting his way that he would threaten a star of arguably the most popular iteration of the DC Universe. 

Another unnamed witness said later, "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."

While Whedon has denied the allegations, Gadot has supported the comments made by Fisher and director Patty Jenkins (whom Whedon allegedly spoke ill of too) and has not been shy about raising her own voice on the subject.

We hope she and other cast members continue to do so and see their own form of justice, outside of the movie.      

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Why are you still talking about that steaming pile of shit movie.

May 10, 2021 at 12:33PM


Why is this film rated by so many? Plodding, soulless and humourless. It takes itself so seriously and does so for an interminable amount of time.

May 10, 2021 at 2:56PM

Lee Harris

He seems to be an asshole, wouldn't wanna work with him (easy to say, I will never get the offer); but The Cabin in the Woods is a goddam masterpiece.

May 11, 2021 at 3:15PM


Joss Whedon is nothing more than a lowlife punk who should be throat punched.

May 12, 2021 at 5:27AM


Imagine a writer and director expecting an actor to say the lines written in the script.

what an asshole

May 12, 2021 at 5:39PM