There has been a new wave of horrid accusations made against Avengers and Justice League (theatrical cut) director/writer, Joss Whedon. The problematic director has had plenty of hairy situations thrusted into the limelight. Most recently, Ray Fisher, the man behind Cyborg, has talked in great detail about abuse and harsh conditions on the set of the Justice League reshoots. And, in the last few days, it came out that Whedon had threatened to end Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot’s career rather aggressively. Now, Gadot has made a statement on the situation.
The Hollywood Reporter reached out the actress and asked for her take on the story of abuse. She offered up a very short and a very ‘professional’ answer’:
“I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner.”
Not wanting to discuss it further seems to be a possible P.R. move from her team or part of some agreement with the studio, WB. The answer she gave seemed cold and calculated. But, it does confirm that Gadot indeed had major issues with Whedon and thus seemingly backs up Fisher’s claims as well. But, unlike Fisher, it seems that Gal wants to put all of this behind her and just move forward. There is a potential downside to this answer, though. As Gadot decides to stay silent on the issue, it could have a negative effect on those who look to her as a role model. Young women could see this as Wonder Woman not fighting the good fight and speaking out on abusive issues. Hopefully it is not perceived this way.
Regardless of whether Gal has moved on or not, is is highly doubtful that we have heard the last of these major issues with Whedon. Stories like this have trickled out into the ether throughout his career, and Ray Fisher’s campaign to bring these Justice League problems to light could finally see the truth, whatever it may be, forced into the pantheon of society.
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