Gal Gadot has released a statement following a report by the The Hollywood Reporter that Justice League director Joss Whedon allegedly threatened to harm her career after she expressed “multiple concerns” during reshoots about his portrayal of her character Wonder Woman.
Per the outlet: a “knowledgeable source” claims that Gadot had issues with his version of Wonder Woman “being more aggressive” than she was in the Patty Jenkins-directed film that came out five months prior to Justice League’s theatrical release. Gadot is said to want to “make the character flow from one movie to the next,” but this disagreement set the tone for what sources call the biggest clash when Gal was forced by Whedon to say lines she didn’t like.
He reportedly threatened Gadot’s career and denigrated Jenkins. “Joss was bragging that he’s had it out with Gal,” a witness on set said. “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.”
In a statement to THR, Gadot said, “I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner.”