The Hollywood Reporter has published a massive bombshell report and interview with Cyborg actor Ray Fisher that further exposes the alleged misconduct on the set of Justice League.
Among the most shocking accusations is the claim that Whedon directly threatened to harm Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot’s career, while also disparaging Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
The biggest clash, sources say, came when Whedon pushed Gadot to record lines she didn’t like, threatened to harm Gadot’s career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
While Fisher declines to discuss any of what transpired with Gadot, a witness on the production who later spoke to investigators says that after one clash, “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.” [via The Hollywood Reporter]
The claims that Whedon threatened to harm Gadot’s career are just one of many in THR‘s bombshell expose. Fisher, who has been the most vocal critic of Whedon and fellow Warner Bros. executives, went into full detail about Whedon’s many alleged wrongdoings.
According to Fisher, he had “to explain some of the most basic points of what would be offensive to the Black community.” Furthermore, when Fisher tried to approach Whedon with “notes to avoid issues in terms of representation of the character” Whedon cut him off and said “It feels like I’m taking notes right now, and I don’t like taking notes from anybody — not even Robert Downey Jr.”
SOURCES: Joss Whedon is a diabolical piece of shit. Launch him into the nearest sun immediately.
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) April 6, 2021
Fisher wasn’t the only one who wasn’t allowed to question him, though, as other THR sources say Whedon was “similarly dismissive” of both Gadot and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa when they questioned the new lines written into the film.
Whedon isn’t the only person involved with Justice League being accused of gross misconduct, as Fisher also claims that then DC films co-chairman Jon Berg and WB studio chief Toby Emmerich “had discussions in which they said they could not have ‘an angry Black man’ at the center of the film.”
If you’ve been following this Justice League story all along then the entire THR report is definitely worth the read.