Joss Whedon had a wide variety of allegations thrown towards him over the years. These allegations span most of the filmmaker’s career, from early projects like Buffy the Vampire Slayer to more recent efforts like Justice League. Now the Marvel and DC director has taken the time to speak about most of these allegations, giving some rather interesting responses on the matter including his thoughts on the cast of Justice League.
As revealed in an interview with New York Magazine, Joss Whedon gave some especially surprising responses when discussing Justice League. The director was famously brought in to finish the film when Zack Snyder had to leave the project, and it’s something he’s stated he now regrets. After going back and forth over some of the drama that’s surfaced about the experience over the years, Joss Whedon continued to give some heavy opinions over the ordeal.
In particular, Joss Whedon stated he’d never worked with “a ruder group of people” than the cast of Justice League. He further elaborated that when it came to his arguments with Gal Gadot, he tried to blame it on an alleged language barrier.
Specifically, he said, “English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.”
Interestingly, Gal Gadot responded by saying she “understood perfectly” everything said by Joss Whedon. After putting a close on the Gal Gadot side of things, the interview then turned to Ray Fisher. The Cyborg actor previously made some of the biggest allegations against Joss Whedon as well as Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. As it turns out, Joss Whedon chose to avoid discussing most of those allegations. Instead, he tries to justify why he removed most of Cyborg’s place in the film. He said the storyline for the character “logically made no sense” and that Ray Fisher was a bad actor. And after stating that none of Fisher’s claims were “either true or merited discussing,” Joss Whedon had this to say about Ray Fisher:
“We’re talking about a malevolent force. We’re talking about a bad actor in both senses.”
As of this writing, Ray Fisher has yet to respond on the matter. But his fans have been supporting the actor on social media, claiming that Joss Whedon is “done” after this interview. As such, it’ll be interesting to see how these allegations continue to develop.