What Gal Gadot Said About Filming 'Justice League' with Joss Whedon

Justice League had a difficult production history, with rewrites and reshoots all required ahead of the movie's release. The original director, Zack Snyder, released his own director's cut in 2021 after being open about his dislike of the original version.

Replacement Joss Whedon has since been criticized for his behavior while filming reshoots by the movie's stars.

Actor Ray Fisher called out Whedon's "abusive" treatment of the cast and crew in a tweet from 2020.

Fisher has since been backed up by other castmates, including Jason Momoa.

Gal Gadot is the latest to join in these accusations, saying she was "shaking the trees" after feeling her career had been "threatened."

What Gal Gadot Said About Joss Whedon

On Israeli television channel N12 News, Gadot spoke of Whedon's actions on-set, and said he "kind of threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable."

She said in a recent interview with Elle that she took action straight away, and was "shocked" by the way he spoke to her.

She said: "Oh, I was shaking trees as soon as it happened. And I must say that the heads of Warner Brothers, they took care of it.... Going back to the sense of righteousness that I have...you're dizzy because you can't believe this was just said to you.

"And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people. I just did what I felt like I had to do. And it was to tell people that it's not okay."

Gadot also said she was not sure whether the same thing would have happened if she were a man, but acknowledged it is now "water under the bridge."

Back when Fisher went public with his views on Whedon, a source told The Hollywood Reporter Gadot and Whedon had argued about lines she did not wish to say in the new version of the film.

At the time, her representatives commented: "I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner."

Momoa, who played Aquaman, also went public with his views on Whedon's treatment of the cast during that filming.

In 2020, he posted on Instagram in support of Fisher, saying someone needed to be "held accountable."


"Serious stuff went down. It needs to be investigated and people need to be held accountable. #IStandWithRayFisher. aloha j"

Newsweek has contacted representatives for Whedon for comment.

Everyone Who Has Spoken Out About Joss Whedon

The Justice League cast are not the only ones to have spoken out about Whedon in the past.

In February of this year Charisma Carpenter, who played Cordelia in Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel tweeted her support to Fisher.

She said Whedon created a "hostile and toxic work environment" for her, and claimed he berated her, called her "fat" in front of colleagues when she was pregnant, and accused her of "sabotaging" the show with her pregnancy.

My truth. #IStandWithRayFisher pic.twitter.com/eNjYcJ6zwP

— charisma carpenter (@AllCharisma) February 10, 2021

Carpenter said she had given testimony as part of the Warner Bros investigation into Whedon's behavior.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the lead in Buffy, did not share any of her own stories but said she stood with survivors of abuse, and didn't "want to be forever associated with the name Joss Whedon."

This post was then shared by Michelle Trachtenberg, who played Dawn Summers on Buffy. She claimed there was a rule on set that Whedon was "not allowed in a room with Michelle" due to his behavior.

Amber Benson, who played Tara on the show, has also voiced her concerns in response to Carpenter's comments.

She wrote on Twitter: "Buffy was a toxic environment and it starts at the top. @AllCharisma is speaking truth and I support her 100%. There was a lot of damage done during that time and many of us are still processing it twenty plus years later."

Whedon is yet to speak publicly on the allegations.

Zack Snyder, who was forced to leave Justice League and pass editing on to Whedon, later made his own version, Zack Snyder's Justice League, which was released on HBO Max in 2021.

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Gal Gadot at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in March 2021 and Joss Whedon in October 2018 in Culver City, California. Amy Sussman/KCA2021/Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images