Gal Gadot's career was reportedly threatened by director Joss Whedon during Justice League reshoots

The actress was rumored to clash with the director on set

Gal Gadot attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Gal Gadot took over our screens as the unstoppable Wonder Woman, but rumors have been swirling around that she and director of Justice League Joss Wheadon clashed on set.

Speculations began after The Hollywood Reporter's new interview with Ray Fisher revealed the indignities he went through during his time on set for Justice League (after Joss took over the production). Part of the article also mentioned the rumored clash between Gal and Joss on set.

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THR even reported that "a knowledgeable source" claimed that Gal was concerned over Joss' interpretation of Justice League, including issues "issues about her character being more aggressive than her character in Wonder Woman. She wanted to make the character flow from one movie to the next." 

The biggest source of tension, according to THR's source, was when Gal tried to push back on the dialogue Joss had written for her character. The director supposedly responded by "[threatening] to harm Gadot's career and disparaged Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins."

Currently, there has been no response about the claims from Gal or Joss, but in a statement to THR, Gal said, "I had my issues with [Whedon] and Warner Bros. handled it in a timely manner."

Back in December, the actress also told The Los Angeles Times about her negative experience with Joss saying, "I wasn't there with the guys when they shot with Joss Whedon - I had my own experience with [him], which wasn't the best one, but I took care of it there and when it happened. I took it to the higher-ups, and they took care of it. But I'm happy for Ray to go up and say his truth."

Zack Synder was originally supposed to direct the superhero movie, but due to family tragedy, the director had to exit the project, which was then handed to Joss to takeover. 

Gal's experiences came to light after Ray shared his frustrations over his treatment during the film's reshoots. Ray also expressed his dissatisfaction with Warner Bros.'s handling of the formal investigations over Joss and his "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable" behavior while on the set of the 2017 movie.

Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.